Integrating Environmental Fund in VSLAs

Published: 18 September 2018
Last edited: 01 April 2019

The conversation on how the Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) can help generate financial resources begin once VSLA constituency is convinced that the marine environment must be protected and that the VSLAs have the capability to support conservation and protection of marine resources. The individual contributions are set and broad goals are identified and integrated in the group’s constitution and by-laws.

Classifications

Category
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Sustainable financing
Scale of implementation
Local
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Inception phase

Enabling factors

- Community uderstanding of marine stewardship

- Effective facilitation

- Environmental Fund integration manual

 

Lessons learned

A facilitator’s role in drawing community support is very crucial that we can only begin the conversation on how the VSLAs can help generate financial resources once we have convinced the VSLA constituency that the marine environment must be protected and that the VSLA have the capability to support conservation and protection of our coastal resources

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