27 Nov CCRN in the Global South
Find out more on how our work in Mexico, Chile, Brazil, The Gambia and South Africa has helped in balancing and promoting sustainable community development in these local communities. This video focuses on various local challenges: such as, balancing environmental conservation, water management, and community livelihoods-based programs on fisheries, tourism and cultural preservation.
Juan Carlos Seijo (CCRN Researcher) highlights the mal-fishing practices happening in Mexico. He advocated for sustainable fishing practices and better management of ecosystems to sustain human livelihoods. Minerva Arce-Ibarra (CCRN Researcher) highlights how communities in Mexico are adopting CCRN’s major themes that include: Meaning, Motivation, Governance and Outcomes, in addressing their challenges. She also encouraged communities to devise livelihoods strategies that cope with their current environmental stresses. Silvia Salas (CCRN Affiliate) gives us insights on how communities in Chile are addressing their water and poverty challenges through organizing themselves and mapping ways for sustaining their livelihoods.
Fikret Berkes (CCRN Researcher) outlines how industrialization and different government policies have affected local fisheries and small-scale agriculture in Brazil. According to Cristiana Seixas (CCRN Researcher), CCRN is helping in designing participatory monitoring of fisheries to be used by communities in fostering community development in Brazil. Cathy Conrad (CCRN Researcher) highlights the importance of stewardship of community resources in The Gambia’s economic development. Lastly, Merle Sowman (CCRN Researcher) talks of the government’s plans to protect marine areas and how this move will affect the livelihoods of local communities who rely on these marine areas for their fishing in South Africa.
Check out the CCRN community stories for more information about these sites.