This webinar series introduces the Motivation and Ability (MOTA) Framework: Decision Support for Strategic Planning and Implementation. The webinars will discuss its applications and similar methods; and propose an agenda for further work. Water management professionals, policy analysts, planners and researchers are invited to participate, learn more about the MOTA framework and help shape future avenues for application, research and development.
Water management involves and impacts various stakeholders in society, across multiple levels and sectors. The success of new water-related policies, strategies, programmes or plans does not only depend on technological soundness, economic returns and environmental impacts, but also on acceptance and adoption by key stakeholders.
These stakeholders include local water users at the household and farm level, larger industries and corporations, as well as various government agencies and institutions from local to national levels. Stakeholder analysis and social impact assessments are therefore an accepted part of the modern planning toolkit.
In the past few years, a novel framework has been developed for advanced and quantitative stakeholder analysis: the Motivation and Ability (MOTA) framework. This framework is being used to support strategic delta planning processes in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta and Bangladesh, and is being explored for use in Myanmar, Australia and elsewhere.
The initiative for these webinars stems from a network of international water institutes across the world: IHE Delft Institute for Water Education and Deltares in the Netherlands, Charles Sturt University in Australia, the Water and Climate Change Center of Vietnam National University, and the Center for Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) in Bangladesh.
Through this webinar series we hope to further broaden the network and include new partners.
Each webinar will consist of short presentations, followed by Q & A with the speakers.
Please register for the webinar series through this page.
Dates and detailed content
Ho Long Phi (VNU-WACC)
Nguyen Hong Quan (VNU-IER & WACC)