Projects & Research
How can communities, resource user organizations and governments together meet the capacity needs and awareness to carry out coastal management? And at what scale should management take place – at the level of the community, of a stretch of coastline, of a province or of the whole Maritimes? When should management be bottom-up (community-led) and when government-led?
The Coastal CURA explored these crucial questions through a careful review of experiences in the past, combined with innovative participatory research on a set of current management endeavours taking place across the Maritimes. We applied three key strategies – research, capacity-building, and knowledge mobilization – to each of following three key areas:
- Reflection and Evaluation Methods: Learning from Experience
- Integrated Coastal Management Initiatives: Iterative Learning in the Present
- Organizational and Institutional Capacity: Building for the Future
Coastal CURA partners explored these key areas further in the Conference People in Places: Engaging Together in Integrated Resource Management.