Towards collaboration Towards a joint vision? • National governments recognizing the importance of CBEAM, institutionalizing its practice, supported by responsive NGOs and CROPs for a happy healthy Pacific Collaboration: Foundations of Success • • • • • Respect Building trust People focused Long term Learning from experience Basis of collaboration: Mechanisms • Networks (Govt, NGOs, Comms) – International – National – Local / district / provincial • E.g. FLMMA, SILMMA, NCC Basis of collaboration: Activities • Capacity building – Mentoring – Internship – Sharing project activities / joint implementation (e.g involving all) – Job secondment – Targeted training Basis of collaboration: Activities • Agreeing, using and reviewing best practice • Exchange visits and regional meetings • Scaling up, meeting national targets, informing policy • Identifying and researching emerging issues • Technical advice and research Challenges to collaboration • • • • Roles - defining Limited staff – poaching, availability Investing in networks Local (community and national) vs external interests? • Donors favour CROPs, big NGOS vs government and local NGOs Where to from here? • New networks? • CROP to networks/NGOs – mechanism? • ???