Project 8: Capacity Building in Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management

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Core problem: The Biodiversity Research Project (BRP) noted that a low human capital was found prevalent in Mt. Malindang. Although, there were several training programs, seminars, and other IEC programs provided by national and local government agencies, NGOs and religious groups, there remains a need for continuing capacity building as the management of Mt. Malindang becomes more complex. Capacity building program shall likewise address the complexities of biodiversity conservation and NRM in relation to livelihood and economic activities in the area. Thus, the problems of governance, law enforcement, livelihood, access to basic services and socio-cultural considerations shall be addressed by a comprehensive capacity building programs.

Main Activities:

  • Review of current biodiversity conservation and natural resources management plan for Mt. Malindang as well as development plans of LGUs and CLUPs focusing on biodiversity conservation and NRM components
  • Conduct of multi-stakeholders consultations for integration of Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management in local development plans of LGUs
  • Conduct of training programs required by various sub-projects (see Annex G)
  • Documentation of Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSP)
  • Establishment of Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Conduct of Information campaigns
  • Publication of books, project reports, monograph, brochures, etc.

Milestones

Year 1:

  • Review of current biodiversity conservation and natural resources management plan for Mt. Malindang as well as development plans of LGUs and CLUPs focusing on biodiversity conservation and NRM components, including documentation of Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices (IKSP).
  • Establishment of Monitoring and Evaluation System
  • Conduct of training programs required by various sub-projects (Year 1 & 2)
  • Website developed and operational for public access

Year 2:

  • Conduct of multi-stakeholders consultations for integration of Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management in local development plans of LGUs
  • Institutionalization of the biodiversity monitoring and evaluation (BIOME) system
  • Published Project brochures, monograph or books

Key Outputs

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Natural Resources Management adopted and integrated to the local development plans of LGUs including the institutionalization of the biodiversity monitoring and evaluation (BIOME) system
  • Training programs on upland farming systems, mariculture and aquaculture technologies, and mangrove rehabilitation, integrated coastal management, monitoring and evaluation
  • Documented IKSP that includes published project brochures, monograph or books
  • Website developed and operational for public access

Expected impacts

  • Continuing commitments of LGUs and stakeholders on biodiversity conservation and natural resources management
  • Improved capacity of stakeholders on sustainable agriculture and integrated coastal management
  • Improved livelihood and quality of life of indigenous people communities, farmers and fisherfolks

Project Leader

  • Dr. Bessie M. Burgos ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


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