- Learning Network
Power can be regarded as "the sum of a person's privileges" (Fuller , Mindell). Power is relational, as it influences our interactions, and the way in which we perceive ourselves. and others A power ranking exercise makes people aware of their rank, and experience the differences between situational, social, and personal rank. In relation to landscapes, this tool helps to identify stakeholders and their power positions: what builds their power position, which are the sources of their power, and how can we design appropriate empowerment strategies within the landscape.
We use this tool in different capacity development trajectories within landscapes, or in general, as it helps people to understand the role of power in landscape decision making processes, and how they can effectively change power positions.
It reveals power relations within the landscape, and it helps to resolve imbalances.
Cora van Oosten, Project / Programme Leader - Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
Development Practitioners, Landscape Leader, Researchers