workPackage WP1 WP2 WP3 WP4 WP5 WP6 WP1 - Governance

The use of ES is fundamentally shaped by governance. Consequently, WP1: (i) assesses the governance context in the study area and ensures that all relevant stakeholders are properly identified; (ii) provides a framework that fully integrates the views and needs of those stakeholders in the development of the project’s outputs including the identification of the key relevant policy questions; and (iii) identifies particular factors that restrict the potential for policy to be appropriately designed and implemented

WT1.1 Identification of stakeholders: A recognised method will be used for this exercise (eg Actor Network Theory]. This Work task will be responsible for ensuring on-going and extensive contact between the overall project activities and a dynamic profile of stakeholders throughout the entire project. Early on in the engagement process a broad range of stakeholders and decision makers will be invited to attend a dedicated workshop to identify key policy issues of strategic interest that will guide the development of the project. This is critical to ensure that the project is relevant to policy development, that it remains focused upon the critical issues relating to ES provision and poverty alleviation process, and facilitates the sustainability of the project beyond the project lifetime.

WT1.2 Baseline assessment of governance framework:  This will detail and analyse the legal, institutional and policy frameworks relevant to ES, which might be expected to include the major users (agriculture, forestry, fisheries and the environment), water and land management frameworks, and pollution control.

WT1.3 Stakeholder participation and involvement across the project:  A number of stakeholder and expert bespoke meetings will be held in the delta to identify priorities, problems and key policy drivers for these stakeholders, to coordinate stakeholder inputs to the project across WP2, WP4, and WP6.

WT1.4 Barriers to policy implementation: The project will identify the key factors that restrict implementation / enforcement of relevant policy and legislation, including assessment of relevant customary law situation and gender issues (feed from WP2).