Description of impact

This project delivered Proof of Concept and Network Building which have led to the successful development of a second phase of the project. Immediate impacts include: Deeper understanding of the challenges faced by local communities and disadvantaged groups with respect to marine protected areas and coastal resource use; Awareness and enthusiasm from different sectors of the local community to develop the governance baseline tool and commitment to make their voices heard through collaborative working and collective action; Development of the governance baseline tool; Buy in from the project partners ran a governance baseline workshop in Spring 2020.

Who is affected

Coastal communities, Local governments, Marine Protected Area


This project tested a governance baseline tool to link protected area management with tackling poverty and ecosystem degradation. Working with key partner A Rocha (a conservation NGO which espouses a cooperative approach, working globally with a marine conservation programme, and long-term with local communities in Kenya since 1999) we used workshops and meetings, involving other government agencies, NGOs and community groups, to review the governance baseline methodology to make it fit for purpose and context.
Impact statusClosed