MeTA MSP workshop: Issues and challenges: Rich picture
MeTA Multi Stakeholder Processes
Workshop for MeTA pilot Countries
Ghana, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Peru, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia
3. Issues and challenges
Simone van Vugt/ Karen Verhoosel
Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation
A drawing of a situation that illustrates the main elements
and relationships that need to be considered in trying to
intervene to create some improvement.
A rich picture helps us to understand the complexity of an
entire situation. It is a way of thinking holistically. A rich
picture helps us to see relationships and connections that
we may otherwise miss.
It is called a rich picture because it illustrates the richness
and complexity of a situation.
Pictures, text, symbols and icons should all be used to
graphically illustrate the situation.
‘A picture tells a thousand words’.
Developing a rich picture is also a good group exercise as
everyone can add to it and use it to explain their particular
interests or perspectives.
A rich picture can also be a non threatening and humorous
way of illustrating different perspectives and conflicts.
Rich picture example
Rich picture – group assignment per country
Take your country case as a starting point for
developing the rich picture:
Draw the key problematic
Who are the stakeholders and how do they relate to the problematic?
What are their relations to each other?
Context description: causes and effects
Any other relevant social, economic, political, environmental features
How does this all relate to the wider context of MeTA?
Write down on cards the 5 main challenges in the
MSP process arising from your rich picture.
The end result