Role of community level facilitators and other stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of natural resource management plans.
This report documents research which studied the structure, operation and performance of community level facilitators (CLFs) and evaluated their collaboration and linkages with other stakeholder institutions.
The report concludes that:
- CLFs, when properly trained, monitored and supported, can serve as an effective tool for community mobilisation
- The use of criteria for the selection of CLFs was very useful as it made them more acceptable and responsible to their communities
- The involvement of CLFs can help to ensure the sustainability of community projects and the replication of projects within the wider community
- The participation of CLFs can help keep the maintenance costs of projects down
- CLFs, through their community knowledge, can identify any potential conflicts
- CLFs can be effective links between communities and other stakeholders
Quashie-Sam, S.J.; King, R.S.; Kunfaa, E.; Simon, D.; Ashong, K.; Awudza, J.A.M.; Adjei, B.F. Role of community level facilitators and other stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of natural resource management plans. (2004) 57 pp.