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dc.contributor.authorReid, R.J.
dc.contributor.authorNkedianye, D.
dc.contributor.authorSaid, M. Y.
dc.contributor.authorKealo, D.
dc.contributor.authorNeselle, M.
dc.contributor.authorMakui, O.
dc.contributor.authorOnetu, L.
dc.contributor.authorKiruswa, S.
dc.contributor.authorKamuaro, N. Ole
dc.contributor.authorKristjanson, P.
dc.contributor.authorOgutu, J.
dc.contributor.authorBurnSilver, S. B.
dc.contributor.authorGoldman, M. J.
dc.contributor.authorBoone, R.B.
dc.contributor.authorGalvin, K.A.
dc.contributor.authorDickson, Nancy M.
dc.contributor.authorClark, William C.
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-18T20:10:34Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationR. S. Reida, D. Nkedianyea, M. Y. Saida, D. Kaeloa, M. Nesellea, O. Makuia, L. Onetua, S. Kiruswad, N. Ole Kamuaro, P. Kristjanson, J. Ogutu, S. B. BurnSilver, M. J. Goldman, R. B. Boone, K. A. Galvin, N. M. Dickson, and W. C. Clark. 2009. Evolution of Models to Support Community and Policy Action with Science: Balancing Pastoral Livelihoods and Wildlife Conservation in Savannas of East Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (November 3, 2009): published online.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1091-6490en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9774652
dc.description.abstractWe developed a “continual engagement” model to better integrate knowledge from policy makers, communities, and researchers with the goal of promoting more effective action to balance poverty alleviation and wildlife conservation in 4 pastoral ecosystems of East Africa. The model involved the creation of a core boundary-spanning team, including community facilitators, a policy facilitator, and transdisciplinary researchers, responsible for linking with a wide range of actors from local to global scales. Collaborative researcher–facilitator community teams integrated local and scientific knowledge to help communities and policy makers improve herd quality and health, expand biodiversity payment schemes, develop land-use plans, and fully engage together in pastoral and wildlife policy development. This model focused on the creation of hybrid scientific–local knowledge highly relevant to community and policy maker needs. The facilitation team learned to be more effective by focusing on noncontroversial livelihood issues before addressing more difficult wildlife issues, using strategic and periodic engagement with most partners instead of continual engagement, and reducing costs by providing new scientific information only when deemed essential. We conclude by examining the role of facilitation in redressing asymmetries in power in researcher–community–policy maker teams, the role of individual values and character in establishing trust, and how to sustain knowledge-action links when project funding ends.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNational Academy of Sciencesen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0900313106en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectsustainability scienceen_US
dc.subjectenvironmental policyen_US
dc.subjectwildlife conservationen_US
dc.subjectsustainabilityen_US
dc.subjectsustainable developmenten_US
dc.subjectlivelihood securityen_US
dc.titleEvolution of Models to Support Community and Policy Action with Science: Balancing Pastoral Livelihoods and Wildlife Conservation in Savannas of East Africaen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciencesen_US
dash.depositing.authorClark, William C.
dc.date.available2012-10-18T20:10:34Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1073/pnas.0900313106*
dash.authorsorderedfalse
dash.contributor.affiliatedClark, William
dash.contributor.affiliatedDickson, Nancy


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