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Learning to learn: Designing monitoring plans in the Pacific Islands International Waters Project

Mahanty, S., Stacey, Natasha, Holland, P., Wright, A. and Menzies, S. (2007). Learning to learn: Designing monitoring plans in the Pacific Islands International Waters Project. Ocean and Coastal Management,50(5-Jun):392-410.

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Title Learning to learn: Designing monitoring plans in the Pacific Islands International Waters Project
Author Mahanty, S.
Stacey, Natasha
Holland, P.
Wright, A.
Menzies, S.
Journal Name Ocean and Coastal Management
Publication Date 2007
Volume Number 50
Issue Number 5-Jun
ISSN 0964-5691   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Scopus ID 2-s2.0-34248585867
Start Page 392
End Page 410
Total Pages 19
Place of Publication Oxford, England
Publisher Elsevier
Field of Research C1
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DEST)
Abstract Project monitoring is now a standard requirement in natural resource management programs, bringing opportunities for greater accountability, adaptive management and social learning. While considerable effort has gone into designing appropriate monitoring frameworks and indicators for OIL marine and coastal management, there has been less sharing of the mechanics of approaches that maximise collaboration and learning by multiple stakeholders. This paper outlines the project monitoring approach developed in the Pacific Islands International Waters Project (IWP), a project funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) involving; 14 Pacific Island Countries. We find that a monitoring approach based on indicators to assess supportive processes, behavioural change and human-environmental conditions is useful for monitoring the long- and short-term impacts associated with integrated coastal management programs. Giving project staff the lead in indicator development has supported more strategic project planning and improved the relevance and value of the indicators developed. However, successful implementation of monitoring programs calls for ongoing collaboration, technical support and capacity building amongst key stakeholders. (c) 2006 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Keywords INTEGRATED COASTAL MANAGEMENT
INDICATORS
CHALLENGES
FRAMEWORK
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2006.09.004   (check subscription with CDU E-Gateway service for CDU Staff and Students  check subscription with CDU E-Gateway in new window)
 
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