The introduction of participation requests, while potentially challenging for traditional ways of working, can also be viewed as a positive opportunity to encourage active participation as a matter of course. A number of CPPs are already actively engaging with communities to work towards jointly improving a wide range of local outcomes. This approach seeks to improve understanding of the issues under consideration, use the full range of talents within communities and develop sustainable and cost-effective improvements. A framework and approach that routinely encourages active participation is likely to reduce the incidence of one-off, reactive participation requests.
Whichever approach is taken, CPPs should consider how they will ensure that:
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