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The North Rupununi Adaptive Management Process (NRAMP) 2008 Problem Solving for Natural Resource Management Level 2 - Community Course Darwin Initiative Guyana Partnership Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust Royal Holloway University of London The Open University Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development Environmental Protection Agency North Rupununi District Development Board University of Guyana
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1. Introduction 2 1.1 What is NRAMP? 1 1.2 Course aims 1 1.3 Course content 1 1.4 Course teaching techniques 2 1.5 Course assessment 2 1.6 Resources for course implementation 3 2. Scenarios 9 2.1 Scenario 1 - Animal human conflict 9 2.2 Scenario 2 - Overharvesting and exploitation 17 2.3 Scenario 3 - Food and water security 22 2.4 Scenario 4 - Ownership 28 2.5 Scenario 5 - Livelihood development 33 3. Resource sheets 36 Contents
± 1. Introduction ±.± What is NRAMP The North Rupununi Adaptive Management Process or NRAMP is a decision making tool which individuals, communities and institutions can use to develop plans to manage day to day livelihoods activities and natural resource management scenarios. The process uses the learning cycle which forms the basis for every decision and action that we make and enact in our everyday life.. ±.2 Course aims This course aims to strengthen the capacity of community members to understand the North Rupununi Adaptive Management Process in order to develop suitable adaptive strategies for management of natural resources and community livelihoods within the North Rupununi.

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