|Title||Capacity-building for natural resource management: Lessons from the health sector|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|ISSN||1612-9202 (Print) 1612-9210 (Online)|
|Keywords||capacity building, natural resource management|
This paper examines capacity-building measures used by the health sector relevant to natural resource management (NRM) using the delivery of two programs in Australia through its recently formalized 56 community-based regional NRM Boards as a reference point. The delivery of NRM outcomes through devolved governance arrangements has been hampered by inadequate capacity in other countries (e.g., New Zealand, Canada). The inherent complexities of NRM, coupled with professional “comfort zones,” often limit actors from looking to other sectors confronting similar issues. This paper summarizes findings from ∼70 sources in health reviewing nine major capacity-building measures. The outcomes of research evaluating the relative benefits and disbenefits of applying these measures are discussed. The paper identifies several opportunities to trial some of these measures in NRM.
|Short Title||Capacity-building for natural resource management|