A clear vision and management plan

Published: 21 February 2020
Last edited: 21 February 2020

Out of the CREMA initiative came a management plan tailored for the specific target community. The plan helped to shape a vision with all stakeholders in the community of how to manage together natural resources. The plan and the vision helped to solidify the importance of protecting nature and the benefits that come with doing so. Short-term benefits to improve livelihood were identified such as beeping or providing farmers support to increase their harvests. This highlighted the necessity to identify more durable revenue sources: the traditional commodity shea was integrated as a component of the shared vision.

Classifications

Category
Co-management building
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Management planning
Scale of implementation
Local
Phase of solution
Entirety

Enabling factors

People need to understand both the short-term and long-term benefits that they will reap by protecting nature, and how each activity/block of the plan they came up with builds up to a greater goal.

Lessons learned

A vision and management plan needs to be very clear not only to ensure that every stakeholder is taken into account, but that it is also clear enough for each actor to find their place and sees the value in their respective responsibilities.