More information:

Taye, M. 2008. Capacity development for local participation in Community Based Natural Resource Management of Namibia: The #Khoadi //Hôas Conservancy experience. MSc Thesis, The Faculty of Graduate Studies (Community and Regional Planning), The University of British Columbia (Vancouver), March 2008


Description:

Capacity development for local participation in Community Based Natural Resource Management of Namibia: The #Khoadi //Hôas Conservancy experience.

Summary / Notes:

Namibia's community based natural resource management program (CBNRM) integrates local participation in rural development and biodiversity conservation. This effort was launched through key legislation that devolved the right to manage wildlife and other renewable resources on communal lands from the state to community level conservancies. Local participation is dependent upon the capacity of the locals to self mobilize and establish conservancies, plan and implement their programs, and monitor and evaluate their progresses and impacts. Accordingly, this study examines the role of capacity development (CD) in CBNRM, particularly its processes, products, performance, and permanence at the individual, organizational (conservancy), and community levels. The research was carried out using interviews and participatory self-assessment exercises with various conservancy stakeholders. This study uncovers why and how capacity development has to be based on local realities andrnaspirations where capacity users need to have ownership of the process through partnerships with service providers in order to enhance endogenous capacity. However, such notion of "partnership" between CD stakeholders is challenging to translate into reality in the face of power imbalances, where government and NGOs are continuously influenced and coerced byrndonor interests, where NGOs are considered stronger than the government because they control more financial and human resources, and where conservancies tend to report upwards to NGOsrnand government instead of their constituents. Moreover, this research reiterates that CD has to be holistic enough to incorporate individual, organizational, and community level changes in order to create sustainable capacities and prevent problems of elitism, manipulation, and dependency on few individuals. With respect to CBNRM, the research argues that its basic premise of diversifying rural livelihoods using incentive to bring about sustainable resource management can only be achieved when conservancies have the capacity to create representative and participatory democratic processes, and when they are able to generate equitable and reliable tangible benefits with manageable costs to their constituents. As seen in this study, when such governance and benefit sharing structures are in place, they enhance local participation by promoting political empowerment, trust, ownership, and positive attitude towards living with wildlife. However, if such conditions are not met, local participation is reduced, while intra-community conflicts from marginalization to nepotism and members' dissatisfaction and disinterest are inevitable.

Year: 2008

Type: Thesis

Download: Capacity development for local participation in CBNRM of Namibia.pdf (1.61 mb)

Preview: Preview this file


Top 50 related results:

You may also be interested in the following items which are on a similar or related topic, listed in order of similarity.

Results per page:

Results: 1 to 50 of 50

To FILTER: Use the pale green row to filter the results on this page. Type in text or select from the year list.

Rows matching filter(s): All
What is this row? 
Data titleYearOriginFile typeDownloadkml/kmz
NACSO. 2012. Dzoti - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.58 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Ehi-Rovipuka - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.51 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. //Gamaseb - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.37 mb pdf
Preview
Riehl, B., Zerriffi, H. and Naidoo, R. 2015. Effects of Community-based Natural Resource Management on household welfare in Namibia. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0125531
  » More info & related results
2014 Journal Article1.8 mb PDF
Preview
Taye, M. 2008. Capacity development for local participation in Community Based Natural Resource Management of Namibia: The #Khoadi //Hôas Conservancy experience. MSc Thesis, The Faculty of Graduate Studies (Community and Regional Planning), The University of British Columbia (Vancouver), March 2008
  » More info & related results
2008 Thesis1.61 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. !Han /Awab - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.49 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Marienfluss - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.56 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Mashi - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.6 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Mayuni - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
 Report1.49 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Omatendeka - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.52 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Ondjou - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.3 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Orupupa - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.52 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Puros - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.58 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Salambala - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.56 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Sanitatas - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.55 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Uukolonkadhi Ruacana - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.53 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Wuparo - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2012 Report1.57 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2012. Full moon waterhole counts: Khaudum North Complex
  » More info & related results
2012 Report402 kb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2011. Mayuni - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2011 Report2.14 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2011. Muduva Nyangana - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2011 Report2.09 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2011. N#a-Jaqna - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2011 Report1.2 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2011. Nakabolelwa - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2011 Report2.11 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2011. Oskop - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2011 Report1.94 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2011. Otjambangu - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2011 Report1.25 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2011. Otjimboyo - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2011 Report1.22 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2011. Sesfontein - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2011 Report1.26 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2011. Sheya Shuushona - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2011 Report1.23 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2011. Shikhakhu - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2011 Report2.12 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2011. Wuparo - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2011 Report2.13 mb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2010. #Gaingu - Wildlife management and utilisation plan
  » More info & related results
2010 Report93 kb pptx
NACSO. 2010. Anabeb - Wildlife management and utilisation plan
  » More info & related results
2010 Report82 kb pptx
NACSO. 2010. Doro !Nawas - Wildlife management and utilisation plan
  » More info & related results
2010 Report79 kb pptx
NACSO. 2010. Puros - Wildlife management and utilisation plan
  » More info & related results
2010 Report59 kb pptx
NACSO. 2010. Sorris sorris - Wildlife management and utilisation plan
  » More info & related results
2010 Report89 kb pptx
NACSO. 2009. Ehirovipuka - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2009 Report1.68 mb pptx
NACSO. 2009. Kwandu - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2009 Report1.96 mb pptx
NACSO. 2009. Mashi - Annual natural resource report
  » More info & related results
2009 Report1.9 mb pptx
NACSO. 2009. Game counts in Bwabwata and Caprivi, dry season 2009
  » More info & related results
2009 Report250 kb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2008. Game counts in north-west Namibia, June 2008
  » More info & related results
2008 Report181 kb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2007. Game counts in north-west Namibia, June 2007
  » More info & related results
2007 Report158 kb pdf
Preview
NACSO. 2006. Game counts in north-west Namibia, June 2006
  » More info & related results
2006 Report157 kb pdf
Preview
Salambala conservancy special habitats
  » More info & related results
 Poster182 kb ppt
Preview
Diggle, R.W. 2009. Conservancy programme financial model
  » More info & related results
2009 Presentation1.92 mb ppt
Preview
Weaver, C., Diggle, R. and Petersen, T. 2006. Bwabwata Kwandu hunting concession: A case study on contract governance
  » More info & related results
2006 Presentation1.83 mb ppt
Preview
Louis, M.P. 2005. Community based tourism in Namibia
  » More info & related results
2005 Presentation5.7 mb ppt
Preview
NACOBTA. 2005. Facilitation of 8 existing and emerging JV agreements between conservancies and private sector. NACOBTA Joint Venture Unit NACSO Meeting
  » More info & related results
2005 Presentation73 kb ppt
Preview
NACSO. 2003. Namibia's CBNRM Programme
  » More info & related results
2003 Presentation10.07 mb ppt
Preview
NACSO. 2003. Area under Communal Conservancies
  » More info & related results
2003 Presentation256 kb ppt
Preview
NACOBTA. 2003. Tourism and enterprise development working group
  » More info & related results
2003 Presentation47 kb ppt
Preview
Brown, C.J. 2003. Capturing best practices in CBNRM: the way forward
  » More info & related results
2003 Presentation316 kb ppt
Preview

» Links to useful free software for working with shapefiles, kml and kmz files, pdf files and more.