Get the CIFOR publications update

CIFOR publishes over 400 publications every year on forests and climate change, landscape restoration, rights, forest policy, agroforestry and much more in multiple languages.

Empowering communities to manage natural resources: where does the power lie?: the case of Malawi

Empowering communities to manage natural resources: where does the power lie?: the case of Malawi

Effective community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) has been practiced for decades in Malawi where traditional leaders command much power over their subjects. Political and economic changes over the years have weakened the powers of the local leaders, and made it difficult for them to mobilise their people towards CBNRM. A multi sectoral approach by a number of players, aimed at capacity building combined with strong traditional leadership and appropriate legal framework would provide the necessary conditions to restore community confidence and commitment for successful CBNRM. This paper describes such a process.

Authors: Kayambazinthu, D.

Topic: empowerment,natural resources,policy,legal rights,local government,resource management,communities,traditional society

Geographic: Malawi

Publication Year: 2000

Source: Shackleton, S., Campbell, B.M. (eds.) Empowering communities to manage natural resources: case studies from South Africa. 37-58


Export Citation

Related viewing

Top

CIFOR website usability survey

We're conducting research on our website and we'd love to hear from you about your experience on cifor.org. This will help us make improvements and prioritize new features. The survey should only take 5 minutes, and your responses are completely anonymous.

If you have any questions about the survey, please email us: cifor@cgiar.org

We really appreciate your input!

Start survey
I don’t want to participate
Remind me later