A shared sense of identity and belonging within the Coalition

Published: 21 October 2019
Last edited: 21 October 2019

The collective work developed within the Coalition has favorably impacted each of the CSOs that comprise it. The permanent opportunity to exchange experiences, consult each other for technical aspects, logistics, and to seek funding together, has made it hard for the member organizations to imagine work without the Coalition. Without contributing to the management of the territory, many organizations envision that this management would be partial and that the enriching exchange that has led them to be recognized as a key player in the region would possibly not exist. A key aspect of the collective work has been the human aspect, in which the members have found camaraderie, laughter and affection.

Classifications

Category
Alliance and partnership development
Co-management building
Scale of implementation
Local
Phase of solution
Implementation

Enabling factors

  • A network of actors with territory knowledge that supports integrated management and constant accompaniment of producers;
  • Openness and trust within the Coalition; independent from levels of knowledge and expertise, all work equally because they have a common goal.

Lessons learned

  • The work within the Coalition has strengthened the modus operandi of each of the organizations individually;
  • The watershed approach has broadened the vision of member organizations working mainly with productive systems with a focus on conservation and protection of lifestyles and ecosystems.