Assessing participatory practices in community-based natural resource management: experiences in community engagement from southern Africa.

@article{Dyer2014AssessingPP,
  title={Assessing participatory practices in community-based natural resource management: experiences in community engagement from southern Africa.},
  author={John R. G. Dyer and L C Stringer and Andrew John Dougill and Julia Leventon and Muleba Nshimbi and Francis Chama and Ackson Kafwifwi and J I Muledi and J-M K Kaumbu and Mario P. Falc{\~a}o and S Muhorro and F Munyemba and Gabriel Mutabusha Kalaba and Stephen Syampungani},
  journal={Journal of environmental management},
  year={2014},
  volume={137},
  pages={137-45}
}
The emphasis on participatory environmental management within international development has started to overcome critiques of traditional exclusionary environmental policy, aligning with shifts towards decentralisation and community empowerment. However, questions are raised regarding the extent to which participation in project design and implementation is meaningful and really engages communities in the process. Calls have been made for further local-level (project and community-scale… CONTINUE READING
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