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An Approach to Estuary-Based Economic Empowerment with a Particular Focus on the Eastern Cape Wild Coast
Expanded Title:This report is about the final project in the Eastern Cape Estuaries Management Programme (ECEMP), which started in 1998. It had become apparent that the disadvantaged people living near estuaries were continually marginalised in the economic development process. This project aimed to address this issue. Research assessed the state of, and opportunities for, economic empowerment in the estuaries of the Wild Coast, where the main drivers of economic empowerment at the estuary level were resort hotels and the opportunities which they provide. A methodology for assessing economic empowerment opportunities, was developed and tested in three situations, and these case studies are discussed. Key findings for the case studies are that: (i) Significant opportunities for establishing estuary- and wetland-based enterprises exist; (ii) Stake-holder response to the methodology was positive; (iii) Participants were able to engage the process effectively; (iv) The methodology could be applied in pro-active and responsive planning and management contexts; (v) The methodology is transferable to other common property resource systems.
Date Published:01/03/2012
Document Type:Research Report
Document Subjects:Water Resource Management/IWRM - Planning and development, Ecosystem - Biodiversity protection
Document Format:Report
Document File Type:pdf
Research Report Type:Standard
WRC Report No:1705/1/12
ISBN No:978-1-4312-0235-5
Authors:Bowd R ; Breen C; Hay D; Kotze D; Mander M
Project No:K5/1705
Originator:WRC
Organizations:University of KwaZuIu-Natal; Eco-futures
Document Size:1 542 KB
Attachments:Estuaries Management And Economic Opportunities Tool Kit fin.pdf
Estuary Ecosystem Services Report.pdf
Estuary services assessment fast-track option.xlsm
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