On 27 January 2022, a so called “Actor Mapping Workshop” took place in preparation of the Build4People Sustainable Building Arena. The main aim of this workshop was to identify key stakeholders in the field of sustainable building in Cambodia. It was organised by Ravi Jayaweera (Research Associate, WP#6 “Sustainable Urban Transformation”) and Christina Karagianni (Research Associate, WP#2 “Sustainable Building”).

It started with a general introduction and theoretical insights by Ravi and Christina.

After that, the participants had the opportunity to introduce themselves and each person could create his own avatar on a Miro-board. 

The actor mapping exercise started with the explanation of an actor pie chart with three circles from the centre to the periphery and three segments showing different power types. The mapping was implemented on an actor map that was particularly developed for this workshop (see first image above). The conceptual framework of the actor map refers to the work of Avelino (2017) and distinguishes three power types that are exercised by different actors. These include reinforcive, transformative, innovative forms of power.

Ravi stressed that the selection procedure should be individual-oriented and not institution-oriented. Participants then named key individuals, discussed their roles and mapped them on the actor diagram. The meeting ended with some practical discussions how to collaborate as a Transition Team. Thereby, the joint collaboration of the whole team of the Sustainable Building Arena by means of a Miro Board proved as very fruitful approach. The Transition Teamteam will build on the results for the co-design of the Sustainable Building Arena. A first workshop of the Build4People Sustainable Building Arena is planned for 21 March 2022.