Enhancing local NGO capacity in implementing an innovative conservation model

Published: 17 June 2020
Last edited: 17 June 2020

The CCCA model is still new in Myanmar and it is important to help local NGOs to understand and accept that conservation needs local community participation, and that they need to receive benefits from conservation actions. GEI conducted two trainings focusing on the CCCA model and its implementation and invited international experts who had extensive experience in community-based conservation, to share knowledge and experience. GEI also supported a local NGO for on-site implementation, providing consultation and connection to different donors.

Classifications

Category
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Scale of implementation
National
Phase of solution
Entirety

Enabling factors

Local NGO trust and support and their willingness to accept CCCA model are key factors for success.

Lessons learned

The effectiveness of the trainings and building feedback/communication mechanisms are critical. Even though the local partner NGOs have already done a very good job of implementing \ projects and creating positive outcomes, some key factors of the CCCA model, such as penalty and data collection, were still missing in the projects. More effective training sessions and more comprehensive communication mechanisms between GEI and local NGOs could help improve it.