CBNRM Networking is a global network and a virtual Community of Practice. We work with and for people that are engaged in community-based development.
Originally set up as a World Bank activity, the focus was on community-based natural resources management (CBNRM). Today the focus is broader, addressing issues that lead to ineffective or lacking community-based management of both human and natural resources. These issues include, or are related to, but not limited to: capacity building, climate change, culture, democratization, discrimination, education, equality, governance, human rights, inclusion, sustainable development, and transparency.
Our areas of our work: social/institutional analyses, project management, and capacity building.
Competence and Expertise Offered
In general, we can provide advisory on the project’s: application form, implementation, and evaluation.
Specifically, we can help to identify: (1) key capacities of the applicant that are relevant to the call, and (2) comparative advantages of applicant and partner. Further, we can: (3) provide relevant Norwegian experiences, (4) be involved in monitoring implementation (incl. conflicts or problems that may occur), (5) devise and give training, and (6) help create exit strategies.
Our context: we are based in the social sciences, including social anthropology. We accordingly focus on social development, while at the same time having a broad inter-disciplinary approach.
We partner with entities that address the situation of local people, as connected with the issues listed in the description above. We have international expertise in inter-ethnic relations, including the situation of Roma.
We partner with entities that will learn the principles of project management