International Workshop on Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement


terça-feira, 25 Abril, 2023 - 12:00 to quinta-feira, 27 Abril, 2023 - 13:00


Odense, Denmark


Welcome to the website of the International Workshop on Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement!

Here you will find up-to-date information about the workshop. The following program, downloadable documents and links can help you plan and attend the event. Please make sure that you check this webpage frequently.


Workshop Objective and Overall Expectations of Participants

Peer review of advanced draft chapters and practice notes for the Routledge International Handbook on Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement is our main objective. The organisers/editors assign 1 or 2 lead discussants for each chapter. Discussants will read the chapters in detail. Everyone else is expected to have read all chapters at a general level and contribute to all discussions.

Who will be attending?

Contributors of the Routledge International Handbook on Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement (e.g., editors and co-authors of the chapters and practice notes)



April 25 - 27, 2023

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The workshop will have a hybrid format, meaning that some contributors will be attending the event in person; others will be participating remotely. The in person sessions will take place at the University of Southern Denmark (Main building Campusvej 55) in Odense, Denmark: 

All sessions will happen in room 099 (Level 1, Building 34.1), which is quite close to the tram stop at SDU. Pls check the SDU Campus MAP to find its precise location on campus.

The links for online participation will be shared with all registered contributors and made available below in the program.


How to prepare for the workshop?

In Person participants are required to:

  1 Submit the advanced drafts of their chapters or practice notes to their handling editor by email (cc'ing the co-editor Alberto's email] by March 31. If you are unable to meet the deadline, please liaise with your handling editor as soon as possible;

  2 Read all papers;

  3 Please prepare particularly carefully for the drafts for which you will act as a discussant. Discussant tasks will be assigned around mid-April.;

  4 Fill out the online survey; and

  5 Engage!

Remote participants are required to:

  1 Submit the advanced drafts of their chapters or practice notes to their handling editor by email (cc'ing the co-editor Alberto's email) by March 31. If you are unable to meet the deadline, please liaise with your handling editor as soon as possible;

  2 By 06 April, communicate to the handling editor by email (cc'ing the co-editor Alberto's email) your intention to register as a remote participant, and indicate your availability to attend the workshop sessions in the local time of Odense, Denmark (GMT+2) on April 25 (afternoon), April 26 (morning and afternoon) and April 27 (morning);

  3 Read the papers of your session;

  4 Fill out the online survey; and

  5 Engage! (remotely; links will be shared in the next few weeks).


Session Format and Participant Roles

  • Session duration: Up to 40 minutes (chapters) or 30 minutes (practice notes);

  • Chair: Introduces the presenter, the discussant and other participants, explains how the session will work, manages time and moderates the session;

  • Presenter: Briefly presents the paper, its key points and contributions to the handbook and the literature (~5-10 min). The presentation can be assisted by PowerPoint slides (if slides are shared with organizers in advance in *.ppt or *.pptx format);

  • Discussants: Provide a critical review of the paper according to the Common Criteria below, comment and provide suggestions for improvements (~8-10 min each). You can use our standard peer-review form (optional, but recommended); and

  • Other participants: Comment and/or ask additional questions (~ 8-10 min).storing them in a safety deposit box or with a trusted family member so they cannot be used for impulse purchases.

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Common criteria for peer-reviews

  1. Is the chapter/practice note objective clear? 

  2. Are the methods explicit and understandable?

  3. Are findings grounded in the literature/methods? 

  4. How would you improve this chapter/practice note?

  5. Who do you think would be the ideal reviewer for the chapter/practice note?

To facilitate your review, you are welcome to download and use our peer-review form 



If you are registered in the workshop you should be able to download all the documents, which are available in a single ZIP file (PDF pack), or can be individually downloaded in the links below.


Tuesday, 25 April 2023

Noon: Arrival

12:30 – 13:30 Informal buffet lunch

13:30 – 13:45 Welcome by Karin Buhmann; and brief introductions of all participants

13:45 – 14:10 Introduction to the book topic, focus and timeliness (the four editors)

14:10 – 15:30 SESSION 1 [2 Chapters, 40 minutes each]

Link for remote participation:

Chair: Nathan Andrews

1.1 Just energy transitions and Indigenous experiences in Latin America

  • Presenter(s): Maria Figueroa (with Cristian Flores, Nicolas Silva)
  • Discussants: Alberto Fonseca; Giuseppe Amatulli

1.2 Unilateral versus Bilateral Stakeholder Engagement in the Design and Implementation of Operational-level Grievance Mechanisms under the UNGPs

  • Presenter(s): Malcolm Rogge
  • Discussant: Karin Buhmann; Ola Mestad

15:30 - 15:45 Break (Coffee/tea)

15:45 – 18:15 SESSION 2  [3 Chapters, 40 minutes each; 1 practice note 30 minutes]

Link for remote participation:

Chair: Karin Buhmann

2.1 Meaningful Engagement in Treaty 8 territory in a post-Yahey context: A case study of Doig River First Nation

  • Presenter(s): Shona Nelson [online] (with Giuseppe Amatulli)
  • Discussants: Nathan Andrews; Malcolm Rogge

2.2 Examining the state-led challenges to codify MSHE and mitigate conflict: the case of select Mexican municipalities

  • Presenter(s): John P. Hayes [online] (with Ulises Pavel Martínez Romero) 
  • Discussants: Maria Figueroa; Andrew Grant

 2.3 Creating meaningful community engagement outcomes: A practitioner’s perspective [PRACTICE NOTE]

  • Presenter(s): Jason Prno [online]
  • Discussant: Nathan Andrews

2.4 Opportunities for Meaningful Engagement: A Canadian Perspective on Regulatory Tribunals

  • Presenter(s): Patricia Fitzpatrick and Heather Fast [online]
  • Discussants: Ola Mestad; Parnuna Egede

18:15 – 18:30 Wrapping up the day: key impressions and reflections on common issues across the chapters discussed and overall connection to the MSE

19:00 Dinner in Odense: Restaurant Oluf Bagers Gård, Nørregade 29, 5000 Odense (we will have a set meal – pescatarian or vegetarian options).



Wednesday, 26 April 2023

9:00 – 9:30 Round of reflections after day 1

09:30 - 11:00 SESSION 3 [2 Chapters, 40 minutes each]

Link for remote participation:

Chair: Giuseppe Amatulli

3.1 Multi-level stakeholder engagement in the Norwegian Sami area

  • Presenter(s): Ola Mestad
  • Discussants: Karin Buhmann; Jamie Jenkins

3.2 Wind Power, Mining, the Green Transition, and Stakeholder Engagement in the Finnish Context

  • Presenter(s): Jamie Jenkins (with Hilja Kurkinen)
  • Discussants: Sanne V. Larsen; Nathan Andrews

10:50 – 11:00 Coffee/tea

11:00 – 13:00 SESSION 4 [3 Chapters, 40 minutes each]

Link for remote participation:

Chair: Alberto Fonseca

4.1 A right to have one’s say but not to have one’s way: Tensions affecting practices and expectations of public participation in impact assessment in Iceland and Greenland

  • Presenter(s): Sanne V. Larsen (with Karin Buhmann)
  • Discussants: Parnuna E. Dahl; Prem Mengwar

4.2 Meaningful stakeholder interactions on gender (in)equality in Greenlandic organizations

  • Presenter(s): Mette Apollo
  • Discussants: Giuseppe Amatulli; Sanne Vammen Larsen

4.3 Reflections on the value of sharing circles, kaffemiks, videography (and other methods) for engaging Greenlandic Inuit in research

  • Presenter(s): Parnuna Egede (with Brigt Dale and Jonathan Ryan)
  • Discussants: Prem Mengwar; Mette Apollo

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 Plenary discussion: Looking to the background and beyond: MSE: What are the needs for research and practice insights? Introduced by overview of the Survey (Alberto Fonseca) followed by discussion

15:00 – 16:00 SESSION 5 [2 Practice notes, 30 minutes each]

Chair: Karin Buhmann

5.1 A failure of praxis – the application of FPIC in the Australian Resources Sector [PRACTICE NOTE]

  • Presenter(s): Matthew Storey
  • Discussant: Alberto Fonseca

5.2 Meaningful Community Engagement in Mining Operation: a Practice Note from the Alcoa Case at Brazilian Amazon [PRACTICE NOTE]

  • Presenter(s): Fabio Abdala (with Joao Paulo Candia Veiga, online)
  • Discussant: Jamie Jenkins

16:00 – 16:15 Break (Coffee/tea)

16:15 – 18:55 SESSION 6 [2 Practice notes, 30 minutes each; 2 chapter, 40 minutes]

Link for remote participation:

Chair: Nathan Andrews

6.1 Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement: The Canadian Ombudsperson for Responsible Enterprise (CORE): Guided by Principles [PRACTICE NOTE]

  • Presenter(s): Sheri Meyerhoffer [online]
  • Discussant: Andrew Grant

6.2 Multi-stakeholder Engagement in Extractive Areas in Burkina Faso, Ghana and Guinea: Perspectives across Africa [PRACTICE NOTE]

  • Presenter(s): Emelia Ayipio and Rusmond Anyinah [online]
  • Discussant: Surulola Eke

6.3 Fifty Shades of Green? An Agential Constructivist Analysis of Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in Africa’s Mining Sector

  • Presenter(s): Surulola Eke (with Andrew Grant, Evelyn N. Mayanja, and Olusola Ogunnubi)
  • Discussants: Giuseppe Amatulli; Claudia Marconi

6.4 Incidences Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement in Ghana Oil Sector: The Case of Local Chiefs in the Western Region Negotiation for Oil Benefits

  • Presenter: Asaah Sumaila Mohammed [online]
  • Discussants: Surolola Eke; Karin Buhmann

19:45 Dinner in Odense: Restaurant Nordatlanten, Nordatlantisk Promenade 1, 5000 Odense (we will have a set meal, pescatarian or vegetarian options)


Thursday, 27 April 2023


9:00 – 09:30 Round of reflections after day 2

09:30 – 10:50 SESSION 7

Peer review of the key framing chapters of the book and implications for other chapters.

Link for remote participation:

Chair: Claudia Marconi

7.1 Introduction: The Concept, Practice and Governance of Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement

  • Presenters: Handbook Editors (Karin, Alberto, Nathan and Giuseppe)
  • Discussant: Maria Figueroa; Prem Menghwar

7.2 Stakeholder Theory and Communities: Past, Present, and Future

  • Presenter: Prem Saga Menghwar
  • Discussants: Mette Apollo; Alberto Fonseca

10:50 – 11:15 Coffee/tea

11:15 – 12:00 Final discussions on the key directions of MSE and any final thoughts on issues to be reflected in chapters

12:00 – 13:00 Wrapping up over informal working lunch (sandwiches)

13:00 Departure



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