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IAP2 Mission and Objectives

IAP2, working through its members, helps organizations and communities around the world improve decisions by involving those who are affected by those decisions.


The organization is dedicated to pursuing a world in which public participation is a dominant feature of the political, economic, and cultural life of all nations. IAP2 fulfills its mission by organizing and conducting activities to:  

  • Encourage and enhance the professional development of people worldwide working in public participation fields;  
  • Educate decision-makers worldwide about the value of public participation;  
  • Help the public in various sectors and spheres across the world play an effective role in public participation processes;  
  • Continue to define, review and enhance best practices in the field of public participants and;  
  • Create a global alliance of practitioners and citizens that advances the use of public participation to address regional and national agendas toward strengthening society.
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