Community bank infrastructure

Publié: 14 novembre 2015
Dernière modification: 13 février 2018

To manage local supply chains, we set up community banks, bringing communities together in informal cooperatives and providing much needed access to financial services. These community banks are the ‘social glue’ at the heart of Net-Works, enabling members to invest in their sustainable livelihoods, building a Net-Works’ conservation constituency.


Activités d'éducation, de formation et de renforcement des capacités
Financement durable
Échelle de la mise en œuvre

Facteurs de réussite

The supplemental income earned from net sales is an effective incentive for getting local people involved in Net-Works, along with other non-financial incentives such as cleaner beaches and coastlines and a healthier marine environment. It also enables them to top up declining earnings from fishing, and to build up some savings via the community banks.

Enseignements tirés

It is Important to use a mix of financial and non-financial incentives when trying to engage local communities and encourage long-term behaviour change.