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.