Participative and inclusive decision-making at scale

In this episode, we get world-class insights on inclusive, participatory and responsive decision-making processes and technology from Wietse Van Ransbeeck, co-founder of Citizenlab, the number one online community engagement platform for local governments.

Introducing Wietse Van Ransbeeck and CitizenLab.

Wietse is an impact entrepreneur and recognised as Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe leader. He’s determined to rebuild our (digital) democracies from the bottom-up. He loves working with a fast-growing, purpose-driven team on making our governments more inclusive, participatory, and responsive.

400+ local governments trust CitizenLab with their community engagement project. They’ve supported 15,000+ Projects across all policy domains: from urban planning and climate action to mobility and participatory budgeting.

They are on a mission to CitizenLab’s to build stronger democracies by making public decision-making more inclusive, participatory, and responsive.

Topics we discuss

This episode is for everyone who wants to learn all about engaging more people, managing their input easily, improving internal collaboration and making informed decisions.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • Why is using collective intelligence important in decision-making?
  • Did you encounter cultural or skills gaps?
  • How do you deal with bureaucracy, short-termism and silo thinking?
  • Is it difficult to install the technology?
  • What if the same people participate all the time?
  • How do you ensure that marginalized groups also participate?
  • What about people who do not have access to technology?
  • How to deal with resistance to sharing power on important issues?

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