Stakeholder mapping and engagement

Who has a stake in the issue at hand?

Depending on the topic of interest, there are different actors who play a role. A first step is then always to start identifying those actors and making an overview of what role they may play. In the Support-KT programme we realise that these first steps shape the development of the further knowledge translation process to a large extent. Building on our experience we thus start by carefully thinking about who you would like to be potential key-users. This is one of the methods we use to deconstruct the abstract notion of ‘stakeholders’, and subsequently reconstruct this label into concrete actors.

How do we engage these potential key-users?

Having identified the ‘stakeholders’ of the topic of interest, we commence by carefully engaging a sustainable network of potential key-users. We know how important it is to build and maintain these relationships.

What is next?

The next step in our evidence to action cycle is to work on a prioritisation of evidence needs in your respective context. See ‘Priority-Setting Workshops‘.