Today Shelby presented on the success of community-based natural resource mangement (CBNRM) in Malawi and Botswana. CBNRM is based on the idea that communities should and could satisfactorily manage their own resources according to their local customs, knowledge, and technologies, however these projects do not often end in success.
Afterwards, Alec presented on the influence of CBNRM on traditional livelihood strategies in the Okavango Delta. His article examined three communities in the Okavango Delta and assessed their livelihood strategies before and after the implementation of CBNRM, with hunting and farming making up most of these strategies before and CBNRM employment the majority afterwards.
Raeann presenting on land use and resource conflicts in the Okavango.
Shelby with her presentation on CBNRM.
Alec with his presentation on livelihood strategies in the Okavango.