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Engaging stakeholders in crafting a CLME+ Civil Society Action Programme and a sub-regional fishery management plan for Eastern Caribbean flyingfish

There are various initiatives, activities and programmes that have been put in place to aid with the implementation of the CLME+ Strategic Action Programme (SAP). This experience note highlights the best practices and lessons learned from efforts to engage civil society in the Caribbean region in CLME+ SAP implementation across selected CLME+ Sub-Projects. Lessons learned from the “Engaging Civil Society in CLME+ SAP Implementation” sub-project suggest that having financial support to effectively engage key stakeholders is critical to raising awareness and garnering support for the implementation of the Civil Society Action Programme (C-SAP). Participatory processes were also prominent in “Enhancing stakeholder participation in sub-regional management of flyingfish fisheries” sub-project. Developing guided communication and implementation plans for increasing stakeholder engagement is essential for Ecosystem-based Adaptation (EbA) projects implemented at multiple scales. Best practices include engaging civil society stakeholders in targeted discussions aimed at understanding issues from their perspectives and compiling the lessons learned.

5542: Catalysing Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the Sustainable Management of Shared Living Marine Resources in the Caribbean and North Brazil Shelf Large Marine Ecosystems (CLME+)

10 aug. 2020

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Engaging stakeholders in crafting a CLME+ Civil Society Action Programme and a sub-regional fishery management plan for Eastern Caribbean flyingfish.pdf