The Stakeholder Approach to Risk Informed and Evidence Based Decision Making (SHARED) is a decision making hub, specialising in the structure and implementation of evidence-based decision making for sustainable development outcomes.  The SHARED methodology brings foundational and new approaches together to advance the science-practice-policy nexus paying close attention to a) socio-ecological systems; b) creating spaces for facilitated deliberation and interaction between stakeholders including governments, civil society and scientists; c) enhancing and coordinating cross-sectoral relationships; d) the process of knowledge creation and its strategic use and accessibility; e) developing capacity for integration and synthesis across knowledge domains; and f) bridging the experiential, behavioral and analytical aspects of decision making.  

The SHARED methodology offers a tailored process that builds interaction between people and accessible evidence and is founded on a systems approach, integrating across themes, scales, institutions and knowledge domains. SHARED ensures the inter-relationship among social, environmental and economic dimensions is clearly taken into account within the complexity of decision-making. 

The SHARED decision hub is founded on a people centered approach and is a demand driven and tailored engagement structure for individual clients and decision cases, and space filling the niche for managing communication and negotiation amongst key stakeholders. The SHARED methodology brings evidence, in the form of knowledge, data and information, recognising different knowledge sources and presents these in an appropriately accessible form to the target audience to embed capacity for decision making that is inclusive, embraces complexity, addresses root causes and identifies investment priorities through evidence and iterative tracking of progress.

Services offered by the SHARED Decision Hub

  1. Negotiation and Decision Support
    1. Facilitated relationship building
    2. Research with development impact
  2. Methodology for Evidence Based Decision Making
  3. Cross-sector analysis and integrated planning
  4. Data visualisation and communicating evidence
  5. Structured event facilitation 
  6. Policy analysis and advocacy support
  7. Dynamic facilitator training