Capacity development for wetland management

G.J.M Gevers, Esther M.J. Koopmanschap, Kenneth Irvine, Colin Finlayson, Anne van Dam

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Abstract

Despite increasing awareness of the importance of wetland ecosystem services and an increase in the number of countries with policies aimed at preventing degradation and destruction of wetlands, effective protection and restoration is often constrained by the limited capacity of governmental and non-governmental organizations responsible for wetland management. This article defines capacity development in terms of the knowledge, skills and attitudes of people, and highlights the levels at which capacity development takes place: individual, organisational and institutional. Capacity development is presented as a long-term, integrated process of collaborative and experiential learning by all stakeholders. A number of structured steps in the capacity development process is outlined: assessment, during which gaps in capacity are identified; vision development, which describes the future goal of the capacity development effort; strategy development, which focuses on the specific interventions needed to achieve the vision; action planning and implementation; evaluation of impact, sustainability, relevance and effectiveness; and monitoring of the progress made. The article concludes with some recent examples of wetland capacity development initiatives.
LanguageEnglish
Title of book or conference publicationThe Wetland Book I
Subtitle of book or conference publicationStructure and Function, Management and Methods
EditorsC. Max Finlayson, Mark Everard, Kenneth Irvine, Robert J. McInnes, Beth A. Middleton, Anne A. van Dam, Nick C. Davidson
Place of PublicationThe Netherlands
PublisherSpringer
Chapter264
Pages1935-1942
Number of pages8
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)978-90-481-9659-3
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-3493-9
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2018

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Gevers, G. J. M., Koopmanschap, E. M. J., Irvine, K., Finlayson, C., & Dam, A. V. (Accepted/In press). Capacity development for wetland management. In C. M. Finlayson, M. Everard, K. Irvine, R. J. McInnes, B. A. Middleton, A. A. van Dam, & N. C. Davidson (Eds.), The Wetland Book I: Structure and Function, Management and Methods (Vol. 1, pp. 1935-1942). The Netherlands: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9659-3_274
Gevers, G.J.M ; Koopmanschap, Esther M.J. ; Irvine, Kenneth ; Finlayson, Colin ; Dam, Anne van. / Capacity development for wetland management. The Wetland Book I: Structure and Function, Management and Methods. editor / C. Max Finlayson ; Mark Everard ; Kenneth Irvine ; Robert J. McInnes ; Beth A. Middleton ; Anne A. van Dam ; Nick C. Davidson. Vol. 1 The Netherlands : Springer, 2018. pp. 1935-1942
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Gevers, GJM, Koopmanschap, EMJ, Irvine, K, Finlayson, C & Dam, AV 2018, Capacity development for wetland management. in CM Finlayson, M Everard, K Irvine, RJ McInnes, BA Middleton, AA van Dam & NC Davidson (eds), The Wetland Book I: Structure and Function, Management and Methods. vol. 1, Springer, The Netherlands, pp. 1935-1942. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9659-3_274

Capacity development for wetland management. / Gevers, G.J.M; Koopmanschap, Esther M.J.; Irvine, Kenneth; Finlayson, Colin; Dam, Anne van.

The Wetland Book I: Structure and Function, Management and Methods. ed. / C. Max Finlayson; Mark Everard; Kenneth Irvine; Robert J. McInnes; Beth A. Middleton; Anne A. van Dam; Nick C. Davidson. Vol. 1 The Netherlands : Springer, 2018. p. 1935-1942.

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Gevers GJM, Koopmanschap EMJ, Irvine K, Finlayson C, Dam AV. Capacity development for wetland management. In Finlayson CM, Everard M, Irvine K, McInnes RJ, Middleton BA, van Dam AA, Davidson NC, editors, The Wetland Book I: Structure and Function, Management and Methods. Vol. 1. The Netherlands: Springer. 2018. p. 1935-1942 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-9659-3_274