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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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Abstract

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: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2011 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1364-9213
Keywords: environment; labour and livelihoods; methods; Latin America and the Caribbean
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Computing & Communications
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Innovation, Knowledge & Development research centre (IKD)
Item ID: 25391
Depositing User: Andrea Berardi
Date Deposited: 05 May 2011 12:21
Last Modified: 12 Dec 2012 08:18
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/25391
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