|Languages: EN FR SP||Estimated effort: 2 hours/all course requirements|
|Course type: Self-paced e-learning module||Partners: UNDP, CBD|
Wherever decisions are being made and power and authority are exercised, some form of “governance” is in place. This is true for natural resource management in general and for protected areas in particular. The power and the capacity to take decisions have a major influence on the achievement of protected area objectives, the sharing of responsibilities, rights, costs and benefits, and the generation and maintenance of support – be it financial, political, or from the communities in and around the protected areas in question. The process of understanding and, where necessary, improving governance is at the heart of effective conservation.
The goal of this module is to provide you with an overview of the diversity and quality of governance of protected areas and a practical guidance how to improve governance of protected areas.
Course Completion Requirements
Please note that the online lessons and the course survey are required to receive the course certificate.