Success through involvement of local communities

Published: 01 September 2016
Last edited: 24 February 2017
The community is divided into 2 groups, children and adults. The children regularly participate in beach cleaning campaigns on weekends and help taking sea turtles hatchlings to the sea. Adults participate in harder work such as beach night patrols and collecting plastic from the sea.

Classifications

Category
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Scale of implementation
Local
Phase of solution
Implementation

Enabling factors

Some members of the community are part of the solution. It facilitates carrying messages to the community and solves problems. By having a person from the community on our side inspires more confidence and brings more people together.

Lessons learned

Any environmental project cannot succeed without the involvement of the local community. They are the people who better know their community. By engaging them you make sure the project continues in the future and is passed to the next generations. They should be involved in decision making, planning and the implementation of actions.