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A tool and process that facilitate community capacity building and social learning for natural resource management

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Raymond, CM and Cleary, J, A tool and process that facilitate community capacity building and social learning for natural resource management, Ecology and Society, 18, (1) pp. 25. ISSN 1708-3087 (2013) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5751/ES-05238-180125

Abstract

This study presents a self-assessment tool and process that facilitate community capacity building and social learning for natural resource management. The tool and process provide opportunities for rural landholders and project teams both to self-assess their capacity to plan and deliver natural resource management (NRM) programs and to reflect on their capacities relative to other organizations and institutions that operate in their region. We first outline the tool and process and then present a critical review of the pilot in the South Australian Arid Lands NRM region, South Australia. Results indicate that participants representing local, organizational, and institutional tiers of government were able to arrive at a group consensus position on the strength, importance, and confidence of a variety of capacities for NRM categorized broadly as human, social, physical, and financial. During the process, participants learned a lot about their current capacity as well as capacity needs. Broad conclusions are discussed with reference to the iterative process for assessing and reflecting on community capacity.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:adaptive capacity, co-management, community capacity, environmental management, participatory action research
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Environmental Management
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Ecosystem Assessment and Management
Objective Field:Ecosystem Assessment and Management at Regional or Larger Scales
Author:Raymond, CM (Dr Chris Raymond)
ID Code:95813
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:Centre for Environment
Deposited On:2014-10-08
Last Modified:2015-02-24
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