What is Participatory Appraisal (PA)?
Participatory Appraisal is an effective consultation method with a proven track record. It is a process that does not set an agenda but seeks the real thoughts and feelings of the people living in a particular area or using specific services. It allows the creation of a realistic and achievable action plan for local people, enabling them to have a say in what actions are taken on their behalf.
KIK Trustees took the decision to invest in this training as part of the development of the charities work.
It was felt important that we find out what the people want / need rather than us making decisions on our limited understanding and experience of life in Kailahun. So in Jan 2011 KIK took a team of people and a PA Trainer to train a team of local individuals along with the UK team, and to also oversea the first stages of a community consultaion.
The top three areas adentified during this initial consultation were:-
The full report will be available soon.