What issues do communities face in their management of natural resources?
This RAP aimed to understand how communities in the Solomon Islands perceive issues with natural resource management, with the ultimate goal to promote more inclusive and sustainable means of managing resources. It was conducted in 2009 in the Western, Makira, Renbel and Isabel provinces. It was used to guide the design of Live and Learn and the International Women’s Development Agency’s (IWDA) collaborative project, which aimed to support sustainable livelihoods.
It overviews the findings and recommendations pertaining to the project. Community members were consistently concerned with decreasing land and sea resources, resource exploitation, conflicts and disputes, population growth, and a lack of space for womens engagement in decision making. The report also includes details around the communities themselves, how the data was collected, and examples of how strategic priorities can be pursued.