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Equity and Participation in Participatory Watershed Development. Core challenges for Community-Based Natural Resource management in India

Vestergaard Jacobsen, Tine (2008)
LUMID International Master programme in applied International Development and Management
Abstract
The purpose of this paper was to identify key challenges of equity and inclusion in participatory community-based watershed development management. Furthermore, my ambition was to generate findings that are relevant to research beyond the case of watershed development, i.e. community-based natural resource management (CBNRM)in general.
On the basis of a histographic overview of the main developments in research, I illustrate how issues of equity and inclusion are pressing concerns for contemporary CBNRM in general and for participatory watershed development in particular. I develop a theoretical framework to analyze how institutions impact these issues, i.e. the distribution of natural resources and the modes of participation in natural... (More)
The purpose of this paper was to identify key challenges of equity and inclusion in participatory community-based watershed development management. Furthermore, my ambition was to generate findings that are relevant to research beyond the case of watershed development, i.e. community-based natural resource management (CBNRM)in general.
On the basis of a histographic overview of the main developments in research, I illustrate how issues of equity and inclusion are pressing concerns for contemporary CBNRM in general and for participatory watershed development in particular. I develop a theoretical framework to analyze how institutions impact these issues, i.e. the distribution of natural resources and the modes of participation in natural resource management.
In the analysis I use qualitative data from four case study villages in Udaipur District of Rajasthan, India. In all four villages, Seva Mandir, which is a large local NGO in the region, implements community-based watershed development projects.
My findings suggest that equitable and inclusive CBNRM requires the formulation of explicit re-distributional strategies, as well as development agencies that dare to contest and challenge existing decision-making practices in the communities. (Less)
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Vestergaard Jacobsen, Tine
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organization
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type
H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
subject
keywords
community-based natural resource management, CMNRM, India, participatory development
language
English
id
3130475
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2012-10-17 16:25:21
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this paper was to identify key challenges of equity and inclusion in participatory community-based watershed development management. Furthermore, my ambition was to generate findings that are relevant to research beyond the case of watershed development, i.e. community-based natural resource management (CBNRM)in general.
On the basis of a histographic overview of the main developments in research, I illustrate how issues of equity and inclusion are pressing concerns for contemporary CBNRM in general and for participatory watershed development in particular. I develop a theoretical framework to analyze how institutions impact these issues, i.e. the distribution of natural resources and the modes of participation in natural resource management.
In the analysis I use qualitative data from four case study villages in Udaipur District of Rajasthan, India. In all four villages, Seva Mandir, which is a large local NGO in the region, implements community-based watershed development projects.
My findings suggest that equitable and inclusive CBNRM requires the formulation of explicit re-distributional strategies, as well as development agencies that dare to contest and challenge existing decision-making practices in the communities.},
  author       = {Vestergaard Jacobsen, Tine},
  keyword      = {community-based natural resource management,CMNRM,India,participatory development},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Equity and Participation in Participatory Watershed Development. Core challenges for Community-Based Natural Resource management in India},
  year         = {2008},
}