Collaborative governance improves management effectiveness of Hin Nam No National Protected Area in Central Lao PDR.

de Koning M
Parr JWK,
Sengchanthavong S
S Phommasane
November 2016

Examining the multi-level collaborative governance system of Hin Nam No National Protected Area, the authors assess this case study as a potential exemplar for other protected areas. They describe five building blocks of the collaborative governance model including: (i) a participatory governance assessment; (ii) establishing a multi-level collaborative management and governance structure; (iii) participatory zonation based on traditional knowledge and customary rights; (iv) drafting collaborative governance agreements and (v) involving local people as additional protected area management manpower. Early results from applying this approach are promising with the total management effectiveness score increasing by 13 per cent in two years.

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