The Seed Institute has employed a varied of participatory tools in the pursuit of its objectives. They include,
• Participatory Research Methodologies Our aim is to anchor policy and practice on evidence informed by two knowledge streams; first, evidence informed practice; a blend of experience and the best empirical research. The second stream is the interactive Action Research Processes applied to ones evolving practices.
• Music: The Seed Institute envisions a society in which people living in poverty and marginalization are agents of change- actively executing their civic duties responsibility. These civic duties and responsibilities run from voting responsibly in general elections, personal behaviors in public and private spaces, keeping of law and order, promoting and pursuing justice for all, and vigilance over public institutions. Hence, to leverage knowledge with action, the Seed Institute uses vernacular music as a tool of informing, inspiring and mobilizing community members to take action.
• Learning infrastructures: We have constructed two learning infrastructures- the Talking Gardens and the Participate-Beyond 2015 linkage. Talking Gardens is an innovative agriculture program designed to convert the school garden into an innovation center for the local communities (Read More). Participate-Beyond2015 link is an initiative that uses webinars and face-to-face meetings to promote uptake of on-going participatory research findings by the advocacy structures of Beyond 2015 (Read More).