BASELINE STUDY – COMMUNITY READINESS IN BOHOL (CRIB) PROJECT.

Establishing a baseline study for the CRIB project, for a Community Disaster Risk Reduction and Management project.

BASELINE STUDY – COMMUNITY RESILIENCE FOR ALL (CR4ALL) PROJECT.

Undertaking a mixed-method baseline study exploring the prevailing situation of communities and mechanisms to increase the capacity of local Disaster Management Committees to develop and implement gender- and disability-inclusive disaster risk-reduction and climate change adaptation plans. Exploring systems to increase livelihood and employment opportunities that are climate-resilient and nutrition-sensitive, and increase access to financial services, especially for women and people with disabilities.

BUSINESS PLAN FOR ECO TOURISM BUSINESS.

Creating a business plan for eco-tourism operations located in a World Heritage area in Tasmania to pitch for initial startup funding.

ECOLOGICAL PLANNING AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF MANAGEMENT MEASURES.

Designing, coordinating and undertaking ecological surveys of marine and terrestrial habitats across the Maldives with the aim of designating protected areas and designing management plans. Using ecological and social surveys and secondary data to create impact mitigation strategies for local communities and coastal developments. Providing technical support for developing zoning plans and habitat and impact mapping. Liaising with government departments, private industry, and local communities. Creating comprehensive reports on the marine and terrestrial ecology of the Maldives.

MID-TERM REVIEW CLIMATE RESILIENCE FOR ALL (CR4ALL) PROJECT.

Undertaking a mid-term review of the CR4All project to establish the progress made towards the project’s indicators, as well the general adoption of the introduced technologies to adapt to climate change.
The MTR follows a mixed method approach with a survey and qualitative data gathering among beneficiaries, as well as interviews among other stakeholders, including local officials and the private sector.

SCHOLARSHIP ASSESSMENT FOR THE PROTECTED AREAS COLLABORATION.

Assessing the efficacy and effectiveness of the PAC scholarship initiative (operational since 2017) to guide and inform scholarship planning and investment moving forward. This evaluation explored the impact of the scholarships on recipients of the awards, in terms of: (a) personal growth, (b) professional development, and (c) levels of understanding or reframing of Indigenous peoples and/or local communities (IP/LC’s) cultural knowledge, and ethical, equitable and effective ways of weaving Indigenous and local knowledge systems with western scientific knowledge systems to inform protected area management, and conservation policy and practice more broadly.

DEVELOPMENT & IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INTERPRETATION AND EDUCATION PLAN.

Facilitating the staff team of Chumbe Island Coral Park, in Zanzibar Tanzania, to develop an Interpretation and Education Plan (IEP) through collaboration with specialists in USFS. Chumbe is an internationally acclaimed marine protected area, and IEP production involved supporting the team to more clearly define the projects’ IE themes, topics and storylines, revisit and better define IE target audiences, take stock of existing IE assets and assess IE status, gaps and needs.

PROPOSAL PRODUCTION AND ADVISORY SUPPORT FOR THE PROTECTED AREAS COLLABORATION.

Supporting fund-raising and strategic plan implementation for the Protected Areas Collaboration (PAC); a joint venture of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy and the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute. PAC aims to bring people together to learn and grow capabilities to better care for nature and protected areas in the Asia-Pacific.

DEVELOPMENT OF A SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT PLAN FOR CRISTO REI.

Guiding additional consultations and review of draft sustainable management plan with key stakeholders from communities, government agencies and associated NGO’s, to identify priority targets and activities to promote sustainable development and marine conservation in Cristo Rei protected area.

STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT (Phase 1).

Supporting the organization in the preliminary stage of strategic planning. This phase 1 work involved reviewing all available organizational information and identifying the emerging cross-landscape themes and strategic approaches of the organization; reviewing, mapping and documenting the overarching progress of the organization through the lens of these thematic strategic approaches using a desk assessment and remote consultations with key staff and stakeholders; undertaking a preliminary assessment of these approaches’ strengths (and weaknesses) to further explore, identify, and refine those that offer the potential for growth or scaling; and developing a robust preliminary ‘strategic framework’ to guide and inform full strategic planning.