Public Involvement Plan Template
Each Megacities Partnership is inherently unique to the city - the local policy, scientific, and cultural context, the data available, and goals vary in each Megacity and drive the direction of the Partnership. Nonetheless, there are some basic frameworks (templates) for certain steps in the process (e.g., information collection, needs assessment, and capacity building) that are relevant to all Megacities and inform the progression of the project. The templates provide meaningful structure to the project, while still maintaining flexibility to meet each Megacity's needs.
The Public Involvement Plan development coincides with the goals and objectives of the communication planning. The public must be actively aware of the current air quality situation, Partnership findings, and policy implications of the Partnership’s outcomes. As the public will ultimately be affected by and participating in the planned actions, a plan to receive meaningful public input and feedback should be discussed frequently throughout the Partnership. The template provides a framework for organizing public involvement internally and targeting relevant audiences.
Previously, the template has been filled out during a working session at a Capacity Building Workshop, while relevant parties are present, and is refined afterwards. Coordination and agreement on responsibilities is often easier in person, with full representation of the stakeholders involved.
The Public Involvement Plan Template is available below in English, Spanish and Russian.