Multi-stakeholder community consultations
Multi-stakeholder community consultations as a multi-purpose research tool: Experiences from the Democratic Republic of Congo
by Patrick Milabyo Kyamusugulwa, Joachim Ruhamya Mugenzi, Stanislas Lubala Kubiha, Innocent Assumani and Carolien Jacobs
The Multi-Stakeholder Community Consultation (MSCC) is a participatory research tool that has been developed by the DR Congo team of TRAFIG and that will be applied in other countries in the course of the project too. By bringing together a mixed group of respondents (displaced, hosts, authorities, civil society), the tool is geared towards collecting additional insights through an interactive dialogue on intergroup relations, validating findings gathered through other methods, and jointly seeking solutions for problems that are identified by the participants. In this note we provide methodological guidance and share our experience of using the tool in the DRC. Other TRAFIG country teams, interested researchers and practitioners can learn from it and adapt it to their own needs.
Keywords: community consultation; research methodology; validation; action research; DRC
You can download the report here.
Cite as Milabyo Kyamusugulwa, P. et al. 2020. ‘Multi-stakeholder community consultations as a multi-purpose research tool: Experiences from the DRC’, TRAFIG Report. Bonn: BICC.
Patrick Milabyo leading the MSCC in Bukavu. Picture taken by Innocent Assumani