Posted on 29 July 2017
RESPONDING TO CHANGE: Expediting And Scaling Up Integrated Approaches For Sustainable Coastal Resource Management That Improve Livelihoods And Food Security For Coastal And Small Scale Fishing Communities
There are clear principles and processes at the core of effective partnerships between coastal communities and NGOs. If followed, they give a strong chance of achieving conservation and sustainable resource management outcomes, benefiting communities through the improvement of livelihoods and the maintenance and recovery of coastal marine resources and ecosystems. These principles include the need for joint planning; the importance of understanding the community, its leadership and key stakeholder groups; the steps involved in building strong partnerships; a focus on empowering key sectors of the community including women and youth; and a clear drive to build capacity and sustainability.