11 August 2016
- Strategic Objective One: To protect and restore the natural resources that support livelihoods;
- Strategic Objective Two: To enhance the ability of local communities to capture the benefits of existing (and new) livelihood opportunities;
- Strategic Objective Three: To empower people with a wider range of livelihood choices through supporting the development of human, social, productive and financial capital, thus reducing unsustainable
dependency on diminishing natural capital reserves;
- Strategic Objective Four: To build effective partnerships and institutions based on trust and collaboration; and
- Strategic Objective Five: To strengthen governance and capacity at all levels, including the community level.
As partners in each node begin to align the implementation of their livelihoods initiatives to those undertaken in other nodes through the GLTFCA strategy, it is anticipated that this will help us achieve greater coordination, more sharing of lessons and enhanced opportunities to leverage synergies. A set of GLTP programmes will also be introduced to support these aims. This will include partnership strengthening and capacity-building activities between key partners, within communities and in projects themselves.
The implementation of the strategy will be monitored and evaluated regularly, as well as on a five-year review cycle. This will reflect on a range of output indicators but will specifically focus on measuring how interventions have translated into impacts on the livelihoods of individuals living in the TFCA. We will know we have been successful when more people recognise that they are better off because of their proximity to protected areas than they would be further away.
Story by Piet Theron
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