This programme continues the Foundation’s ongoing process of working with communities, wherein lies the potential to create leadership, ownership and stewardship. These are necessary qualities for enhancing community-led initiatives in general and in fact, stronger communities are a prerequisite for sustainable development. They become even more significant when the intention is to maximize potential for livelihoods while ensuring sustainable use of environmental assets.
Community Livelihood and Resilience
Local communities are more resilient to environmental, social and economic shocks, and are able to effectively influence and direct their development.
- Enhanced ability of local communities to develop resilient economic sectors that maximise their competitive advantage, while enhancing natural and social community capital/participate in the green & blue economies;
- Local communities are able to effectively communicate and advocate for their own needs and desires in local and national policy and decision-making
1.1 Increased livelihood incentives for products and services that are environmentally and socially sustainable
2.1 Local & community-generated data is used for local to national decision making on development priorities, as well as reporting on development progress
2.2 Enhanced confidence and ability of local communities to self-assess and communicate their local needs and priorities to local and national government/decision-makers, and the enhanced ability to evaluate their inclusion.