Policy Development and Advocacy

“The Communities and Coast Programme works to improve resource management policy by ensuring community based approaches are incorporated into national, regional and international policy frameworks”

The programme facilitates and coordinates the concerns of affiliates to ensure that community issues are reflected at the national, regional and international level.   It also focuses on enhancing environmental governance skills to enable communities to interact more effectively with government

The programme also recognizes that community based coastal resource management is a powerful development tool for reducing poverty implementing biodiversity conservation and promoting sustainable economic development in the Pacific.

January 2005 - UN Conference on Small Island Developing States, Mauritius

  • Participation in regional and international fora advocating community based coastal management processes in the Pacific and developing policy and legal instruments.
  • Submissions to regional and international policy development processes to ensure appropriate consideration is given to community based approaches in natural resource decision making.

Policies which the programme has been involved with:

  • Mauritius Strategy
  • Round table for Nature Conservation
  • Pacific Islands Regional Ocean Policy