To achieve impact in different levels of society, ASSAR used Transformative Scenario Planning (TSP) to engage with a wide spectrum of stakeholders from communities, the private sector, civil society organisations, research institutions, governments and non-governmental organisations.
TSP is an approach designed by Reos Partners that brings concerned stakeholders from different, often conflicting, perspectives together. People discuss pressing sets of problems to build stories that illustrate a range of potential futures that could come from taking different paths. By doing this, the people involved learn more about their present situation, and what dynamics in a specific situation are serving to help or hinder progress toward a more equitably and climate resilient future.
By guiding these stakeholders through participatory scenario planning processes, ASSAR aimed to build a common understanding of current adaptation needs and past adaptation failings. ASSAR worked in collaboration with Reos Partners to promote the co-production of adaptation responses that can yield appropriate, tangible and lasting benefits.