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USAID Support to the Community-Based Natural Resource Management Program in Namibia: LIFE Program Review

USAID Support to the Community-Based Natural Resource Management Program in Namibia: LIFE Program Review
by Sue Hoye last modified Sep 05, 2019 11:42 PM
Contributors: App, Brian, Mosimane, Alfons Wabahe, Resch, Tim, Robinson, Doreen

Since 1992 USAID has contributed to the support of Namibia’s Community-Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) program through the Living in a Finite Environment (LIFE) program. This report reviews USAID’s investment, major accomplishments and results, captures and disseminates lessons learned, and makes recommendations for the LIFE program and the CBNRM program in Namibia after USAID funding ends.

Author(s): App, Brian , Mosimane, Alfons Wabahe , Resch, Tim , Robinson, Doreen

Publication Date: 2008

Location: Africa: Namibia.

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Information relevant to Learning Questions:

Are enabling conditions in place to support a sustainable enterprise?

  • Stakeholder alignment
  • Access to credit/capital
  • Ownership, governance
  • Policies for enterprises, business alliances
  • Financial management capacity, technical capacity
  • Benefit sharing, targeted participants, biodiversity linkage, policies for and enforcement of resource use

Does the enterprise lead to benefits to stakeholders?

  • Increased income for participants
  • Non-cash benefits

Do the benefits lead to positive changes in attitudes and behavior?

  • Attitudes regarding sustainable use of resources
  • Behaviors regarding sustainable use of resources

Does a change in stakeholders’ behaviors lead to a reduction to threats to biodiversity (or restoration)?

  • Biological resource use

Does a reduction in threats (or restoration) lead to conservation?

  • Forest ecosystems
  • Freshwater ecosystems
  • Species

Enterprise Types:

  • Terrestrial ecotourism: conservancies

Document type

  • Assessment
  • Case-study
  • Report

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