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Capacity building for adaptive management: a problem-based learning approach

Mistry, Jayalaxshmi; Berardi, Andrea; Roopsind, Indranee; Davis, Odacy; Haynes, Lakeram; Davis, Orville and Simpson, Matthew (2011). Capacity building for adaptive management: a problem-based learning approach. Development in Practice, 21(2) pp. 190–204.

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As natural resource issues become more complex, particularly in developing world contexts, there is a growing need for adaptive management solutions. However, the skills necessary to deal with these increasingly complex situations are not always forthcoming in many low-income countries. There is also a growing recognition that capacity building activities are limited in their effectiveness. This article suggests a problem-based learning (PBL) approach to capacity building. Using the example of training courses developed to help natural resource management in Guyana, this article highlights how PBL can help enhance the capabilities needed for adaptive management.

Item Type: Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1364-9213
Keywords: environment; labour and livelihoods; methods; Latin America and the Caribbean
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
International Development & Inclusive Innovation
Item ID: 25391
Depositing User: Andrea Berardi
Date Deposited: 05 May 2011 12:21
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 11:34
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