From approach to implementation
This approach shaped the project implementation. We organized the project
implementation into three stages a) initialization stage with the baseline
study, b) intervention, c) and impact assessment. Monitoring took place
throughout the three stages.
As one of the first steps of the Initialization Phase, it is important to get
a clear demand from the stakeholders that the project acts as a facilitator
(mediator) for the environmental mediation process.
Within the initialization stage (I) there are three steps: stakeholders’
identification and analysis, stakeholders’ demands for project mediation,
During the intervention stage (II), LPF researchers act as facilitators or
mediators. This stage has three components, empowerment, negotiation and
reinforcement. These are comprised of the following steps:
Step 1 (E) Sharing views & focus on local issues
Step 2 (E) Capacity building and design of micro-projects
Step 3 (E) Implementation of micro-projects
Step 1 (N) Setting up places of negotiation
Step 2 (N) Discussion on renewable resources trends
Step 3 (N) Defining a long term common objective
Step 4 (N) Co-design of an integrated management plan
Step 5 (N) Choosing management organization
Step 1 ( R) Respect of agreements + self monitoring
Step 2 ( R) New environmental revenues to communities
Step 3 ( R) Networking and support from new actors
Empowerment could take a lot of time and resources but it is a necessary
investment as negotiation can not take place if disadvantaged groups do not
have some basic negotiating capacities.
The negotiation process itself is facilitated by the project team.
Ultimately the stakeholders negotiate and elaborate agreements, by
The reinforcement aims to maintain stakeholders’ commitment regarding
their common objectives and agreements. The monitoring step is an activity
which produces knowledge about the process we conducted.
Monitoring and assessment
We used indicators to assess the results achievement. During participatory
project assessments the stakeholders evaluated the progress made on each of