Governance of Natural Resources

Last update: 22 January 2016

Access to and use of natural resources by human communities in socio-ecological systems is culturally and legally regulated.

Social processes and dynamics at both policy and local levels determine outcomes of ecological, human and wildlife interfaces. 

The NRGI Petal’s vision is to elaborate on key drivers that contribute to human, wildlife and agriculture practices coexistence and formulate acceptable context oriented strategies to promote mutual benefit and sustainable development. These will be achieved through detailed and longitudinal research that seeks to create synergies between professional and civil science.

NRGI Petal’s research focuses on the following key thematic areas 

  • Social structure (including gender) and institutional dynamics associated with human-wildlife interfaces
  • Social and macro-economic variables/drivers of human, wildlife and agriculture coexistence
  • Contending knowledge systems that define and shape coexistence of humans, wildlife and livelihoods
  • Policy issues influencing human, wildlife and agriculture interface
  • Aspects of Collective Action among residents to address challenges paused by human, wildlife and agriculture coexistence, particular focus on disease management

Research and Dissemination Strategy 

  • Develop linkages with other Petals to be able to develop scientific models of interactions among social (institutional), ecological and economic systems
  • Develop and nurture an intergenerational pool of scientists (young and old) to ensure continuity of the research agenda
  • Share information with stakeholders through publishing academic papers, books, posters, news letters, brochures and policy briefs

Last update: 22 January 2016

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