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1 Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Livelihoods -- Local Interventions 13 th Poverty and Environment Partnership Meeting Small Group Sessions -- Learning from experience Group 1

2 5 Presentations 1.Pilot Biodiversity Program for Lam Dong Province of Viet Nam By Nao Ikemoto, Environmental Specialist, Southeast Asia Department, ADB An ADB PEP-financed pilot project to develop and test methodologies and approaches that could be replicated in the wider context of the Greater Mekong Subregion Biodiversity Conservation Initiative. Total Project Cost: US$332,000 PEP Financing: US $ 249, Innovative Actions for Community Based Water Management and Education Project -Papua New Guinea By Ben Ngava, Program Manager, Live and Learn Environmental Education, Papua New Guinea An ADB- PEP financed project to improve drinking water and sanitation for people in rural, resource constrained communities in West New Britain, Papua New Guinea using environmental education and micro- investment in sustainable technology as the two delivery tools. Total Project Cost: US$237,000 PEP Financing: US 177,975

3 3. From Community Forestry to Integrated Landscape Management in Nepal by John Soussan, Director, Water Programme, Stockholm Environment Institute This research project is part of the Challenge Programme on Water and Food involving the following organizations: SEI, IWMI, and WWF. It examines the scope of extending forest user groups (FUG) to be integrated resource management institutions and develop inter-group structures. Budget : $170, Empowering Communities for Building Sustainable Alternative Livelihoods -- Case Studies from APFED Programs by Masanori Kobayashi, Coordinator, Institute for Global Environment Strategies The particular case study highlighted was the Rehabilitating Desert Zone Ecosystems and Promoting Sustainable Alternative Livelihood in Gobi Protected Areas, Buffer Zones and Peripheral Communities in Mongolia for the livestock farmers in the area.

4 5. Designing and Implementing Payments for Environmental Services: Poverty-Environment Concerns by Ma. Eugenia C. Bennagen, Consultant, Resources, Environment and Economics Center for Studies, Inc. This project focuses on the implementation of Payments for Environmental Services (PES) in the Penablanca Protected Landscape and Seascape. PES is defined as a voluntary, conditional transaction where at least one buyer pays at least one seller for maintaining or adopting sustainable land [resource] management practices that favor the provision of a well defined environment service.

5 Lessons Learned 1.Communities mobilize in response to something important to them. 2.In order to create a sense of ownership, stakeholders must be included in the development of their own resources and process. 3. Bottom-up approach is important. 4. Projects are long-term processes. Realistic time and resources should be allowed for within activities. They should not also be rushed and must consider the timeline and capacities and skills of the stakeholders. 5. There is a need to create evaluation methods to measure outcomes that are cannot be realized immediately or sometimes not concrete. Lack of indicators a common issue. 6. Constant communication and collaboration with local authorities 7. Adapt to the changing needs of communities by being flexible; Generic approaches may not always be effective.


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