When developing scenarios to support decision-making, it is recommended to include stakeholder input. This ensures that scenarios address questions of interest, include diverse views. It also helps ensure the scenarios are informed by local knowledge and understandable to the target audience. By engaging stakeholders in the scenario development process, we expect to increase the scenarios' relevance, legitimacy, and credibility. Stakeholder and expert input are particularly important when developing scenarios in data scarce locations.
Common approaches to involve stakeholders include surveys, interviews, workshops and focus groups, and participatory mapping. Here we provide a brief introduction and related resources these.