Participatory governance of natural resources in the Caribbean

United Nations Environment Programme (2013-09-16)

What is participation? - Participation in the context of natural resource management can be described as a process that: facilitates dialogue among all actors; - mobilises and validates popular knowledge and skills; - encourages communities and their institutions to manage and control resources; - seeks to achieve sustainability, economic equity and social justice; and - maintains cultural integrity (Renard and Valdés-Pizzini 1994).