Moving from lip service to effective collaboration: Designing governance frameworks for protected areas with meaningful Indigenous participation

Project: Research

Project Details


This project analyzes existing practices in Protected Area governance and builds new Indigenous participation models for PAs. It extends previous activities with Indigenous groups from Australia and abroad who work with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. It collaborates with these groups to integrate governance theory, social learning and participatory social impact assessment tools to move beyond structural injustices and patronizing frameworks for participation to secure greater equity for Indigenous groups within and across governance circles. A knowledge transfer component ensures project outcomes, including more effective governance processes, clearer agreements, and intercultural and intergenerational learning are widely accessible.
Effective start/end date25/06/1825/06/18