Co-Management of Conservation Areas
Governance processes and structures that guide conservation strategies in protected areas are crucial for effective management and improvement of conservation outcomes. Depending on the governance setup, rules can be imposed by the state, devised and enforced externally, they can be crafted by local communities, self-imposed and enforced internally or there can be a mixture of both approaches (e.g. joint governance or co-management). For Conservation Areas to be managed effectively, an effective framework is necessary that provides best practices based on the number and type of actors involved, responsibility, accountability, level of power sharing, and type of knowledge used in the decision-making. SPEED+ will work to strengthen these co-management frameworks for fully and non-fully protected conservation areas throughout Mozambique.