Nile Basin Development Challenge (NBDC) experience in Ethiopia shows that natural resource management (NRM) requires multi-sector integration and the strong involvement of farmers to identify problems and implement solutions. However, research shows there is a ‘disconnect’ between farmers and decision makers in their perceptions of NRM problems and ideas for solutions. Tools for better communication and joint understanding among different actors are essential in development planning processes. This brief showcases one such tool – WAT-A-GAME – that has been tested in Ethiopia.
Lema, Z.; Cullen, B.; Swaans, K. WAT-A GAME: A tool for participatory natural resource management planning at landscape scale. ILRI, Nairobi, Kenya (2013) 2 pp. [NBDC Brief 13]