Project Profile

Research in Africa

Best Practices and Lessons Learned: Poverty-Environment Issues in Wetland

Duration : January 1, 2007 - December 31, 2008
(Extended to September 30, 2009)

The overall aim of this subproject is to identify the key lessons and best practices for achieving wetland conservation whilst contributing to poverty reduction, and to synthesize these lessons into guidelines and a toolkit on wetlands-poverty linkages as well as communications material targeting key stakeholder groups that will include policymakers, development and conservation practitioners, and donors. In addition, an Analytical Framework will be designed that will be multidimensional and a set of quantifiable indicators will be developed for each dimension. The Analytical Framework will be used as a guidance tool to evaluate the performance of the five demonstration sites that are being implemented by Wetlands International under their Wetlands and Poverty Reduction Project (WPRP). The consultancy is broadly divided into two phases and will be undertaken from December 2006 to December 2008.

Location(s): Indonesia, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Mali, Malawi, Zambia
Project Contact: Sonali Senaratne S
Donor(s): Wetlands International (WI)