Success factors in community based natural resources management in northern Botswana: Lessons from practice
MetadataShow full item record
The article explores and examines challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of community based natural resources management (CBNRM) programmes in Ngamiland, northern Botswana. The article, based largely on primary data, with some secondary data sources, draws on the CBNRM framework, which promotes rural socio-economic development and natural resources management. Among the key factors identified as pivotal to the success of CBNRM is broadening the consultation base during the mobilization phase of the programme to facilitate effective community participation and representation. Preparedness by both the implementing institutions and participating communities is also highlighted as key to effective mobilization. This means moving away from a conventional consultative forum, to a more multi-faceted approach that will facilitate capturing the views of diverse user groups within the community. The article also suggests that feasibility studies are needed to address socio-economic, political and cultural characteristics inherent in communities to guide programme implementation. To achieve increased community participation and enhance positive conservation attitudes, the article advocates a mobilization approach and practice that will effectively facilitate the process.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Integrating culture and community into environmental policy: Community tradition and farm size in conservation decision making Parker, J.S. (2012)This article explores tradition, social scale, land use, as well as other complex smallholder characteristics to determine their role in the adoption of conservation agriculture in a particular watershed in Ohio, USA. The ...
Coble, Jessalyn Elizabeth (Virginia Tech, 2018-06-26)In addition to recruitment pressures felt by all in higher education, community colleges have the unique challenge of communicating with students of all ages, interests, and academic levels, and doing so with limited staff ...
Restoring community through concensus: Restauration de l'entente communautaire à travers le concensus. Community concensus workshops: Ateliers de formation en concensus communautaire Goebel, J. (Blacksburg, Va.: Virginia Tech. Office of Internation Research and Development, 2002)This learning manual can be used as a guide for those trained as facilitators to successfully resolve conflicts and build concensus in various settings. The first half of this manual describes the basic process used in a ...