Benefit Sharing for Ecosystems Conservation

Published: 15 October 2020
Last edited: 15 October 2020

Communities in two counties formed a Community Forest Association (CFA), which was empowered through training and the sustainable use of non-timber forest products.


They were also trained in surveilance and reporting, while ensuring government officers work in close collaboration with these groups with timely action on any reporting.




Alliance and partnership development
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Sustainable livelihoods
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution

Enabling factors

  • Mutual trust among community members
  • Government agencies partneships with local communities
  • Paradigm change in forest management that allowed nearby commnunities have user rights, and partcicpate in decision making process

Lessons learned

  • Building mutual trust between communities and government agencies is key in sustainable ecosystems management (forests and riperaian zones included)
  • Community capacity building can better monitor natural resources just as well as other institutions due to sense of ownership