Community Development Advisor for the PARC project

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Country

Vietnam

Period

November 2002 – January 2003, March 2003 – April 2003

Employed by

Environment and Development Group (EDG), UK

Position

Community Development Advisor

Project

Creating Protected Areas for Resource Conservation using Landscape Ecology (PARC) project

Project partner

Forest Protection Department (FPD), Yok Don National Park

Donor

Global Environment Facility (GEF) / United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Description

Two missions. In support of the alternative livelihood development, I formulated a conservation oriented development strategy. For that, I reviewed data and land use and village development planning results compiled to date, and reviewed the development situation and opportuni-ties of focus villages in the buffer zone. I also formulated pilot projects (in agriculture, agroforestry, NTFP, grazing & livestock, fisheries, small business development and small infrastructures) and guided conceptually a group of national consultants in sustainable natural resource management through pilot project implementation. Other tasks included (non-exhaustive):

  • Managing the group of support consultants to implement pilot interventions: ToR development, consultant identification and recruitment, work planning and scheduling, coordination of inputs and outputs.
  • Development of an Activity Selection Tool, to guide the PARC Yok Don Community Development Team and government development agencies in conservation oriented buffer zone development.
  • Design and implementation of participatory 3D mapping (P3DM).
  • Training of project staff in P3DM.