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Chapter 8. CO-MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS

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Document begins: Chapter 8. CO-MANAGEMENT ORGANISATIONS Socio-economic development and the management of natural resources require experimenting and learning on an on-going basis. As a matter of fact, the process of negotiating and implementing the co-management agreements is never "fin- ished", and some "body" or organisation needs to remain in charge of executing, monitoring and reviewing such agreements through time. Such organisation may be very similar to the negotiation platform among the parties that developed the agreements in the first place and, in fact, it may just continue that negotiation space on a more stable basis. Importantly, as the negotiation platform was pluralist and included various parties, so should be the co-management organisation. Organisational forms vary among regions and depending on whether initiatives are self-mobilised or externally catalysed. Their composition depends on the range of institutional actors interested in the given natural and cultural resources. Their powers span from full management authority to consultative status. And their structure and rules of the game include a very large range of possibilities and may even vary through time. 278 SHARING POWER 8.1 Types aand ccharacteristics o of cco-m management organsations The co-management organisations may be of different types (e.g., a board, a The kkey ...

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