The effects of social and institutional structures on decision-making and benefit distribution of community forestry in Nepal

Abstract: Participatory democracy has been an official part of community forestry (CF) in Nepal since 1989. This study investigates the potential for the poor and disadvantaged to hold positions of power in CF institutions, and whether better representation has a positive impact on equity. Author(s): Yadav, Bhagwan Dutta Source(s): , xiv, 196 p., ill., graphs,…

Increasing public participation through awareness raising activities : a case study in Trao reef marine reserve, Vietnam

Abstract: This paper focuses on stakeholder participation in the community-based management of Trao Reef, Vietnam. The high level of environmental awareness of the local community contributed to the success of the project, harmonizing the socio-economic benefits of the local community and nature conservation. Author(s): Hang Thi Minh Tran; Loke Ming Chou; Hue Thu Nguyen Source(s):…

Quest for local sustainability : how we balance development policy

Abstract: The Living Community Economy Model is offered as an alternative for the dominant local development model of Thailand. The new model is more Buddhist in nature, presenting itself as more community-based and equitable than the current capitalistic development paradigm. Author(s): Chayalee, Prateep Source(s): , Journal of African & Asian local government studies (JAALGS); Vol.…

Using strengths-based approaches to community development in Zimbabwe : are we ready?

Abstract: More than 30 years after the advent of strengths-based approaches to community development, preference for the discredited needs-based paradigm continues in Zimbabwe. They are generally more involving, longer term and slower at showing tangible results. Author(s): Maruta, Samuel Source(s): , Southern peace review journal (SPRJ); Vol. 1, No. 2 p. 51-68 Southern peace review…

Scaling up in agriculture, rural development, and nutrition : moving local- and community-driven development from boutique to large scale

Abstract: Scaling up an LCDD program generally takes 10 to 15 years. The overall process is nonlinear, iterative and should use a systems perspective. Scaling up has many dimensions, including inclusiveness and the need to go beyond participation by embedding empowerment in the entire development process. Author(s): Binswanger-Mkhize, Hans P.; Regt, Jacomina P. De Source(s):…

From supply to demand driven water governance : challenging pathways to safe water access in rural Uganda : paper

Abstract: Since the implementation of the demand-driven approach in Uganda in the early 1990s, rural safe water coverage has slightly improved but maintenance of water sources still poses a great challenge. This is partly due competing signals from old and new policies. Author(s): Naiga, Resty; Penker, Marianne; Hogl, Karl Source(s): , 22 p., ill., graphs…

Empowering local people through community-based resource monitoring : a comparison of Brazil and Namibia

Abstract: The psychological, social, economic, and political aspects of local empowerment in wildlife monitoring systems in Brazil and Namibia were assessed. Empowerment was facilitated by the value of natural resources, rights to trade and manage resources, and collaboration by stakeholders. Author(s): Constantino, Pedro De Araujo Lima Source(s): , Ecology and society (E&S); vol. 17, no.…