This methods manual is designed as an overarching tool for engaging in co-enquiry processes with indigenous and local communities. It includes arguments in support of co-enquiry as best practice, guidance on how to approach each element of the research cycle using co-enquiry, descriptions of co-enquiry approaches to monitoring, evaluation and dissemination, and reflections on the relationship between co-enquiry and advocacy.
The manual was created as part of the COMBIOSERVE project with funding from the European Union Framework Programme 7. The manual was primarily written and edited by Global Diversity Foundation, with numerous contributions from other consortium members.
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This section provides a brief history and genealogy of the concept of co-enquiry including a literature review, an overview of key concepts and principles, and an analysis of its use in academic research.
In this chapter, we describe the conditions necessary for the application of co-enquiry, ethical considerations, challenges to implementation, and share a detailed description of a full co-enquiry research cycle.
Consortium members share some of their field research experiences, including in participatory mapping and monitoring, participatory scenario-building exercises, and choice experiments. The content of this section includes elements in Portuguese and Spanish and is authored by consortium partners.
This chapter provides step-by-step protocols for facilitating co-enquiry research with communities. One set of protocols covers community-based monitoring processes:
The second set of protocols covers socio-environmental change:
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