CCRI National Workshop in Sri Lanka
March 14 & 15, 2017
Kegalle, Sri Lanka
Nirmanee Development Foundation (NDF) organized a 2-day Community Conservation Resilience Initiative (CCRI) national workshop in Kegalle, Sri Lanka. The workshop brought together representatives from the three CCRI partner communities, local authorities, government agencies and other relevant stakeholders.
The workshop served as a platform for everyone participating to gain knowledge about the rights-based approaches to community conservation, traditional knowledge systems and good governance in strengthening collective actions of the communities. It reflected on the work of the CCRI process in Sri Lanka, the workshop also aimed to help with a constructive dialogue with the policy makers in recognition of the roles and rights of the communities, including of women in particular and reflected that in the national level policy approaches to biodiversity conservation in Sri Lanka.
The workshop was jointly facilitated by Nirmanee Development Foundation (NDF), which is the national CCRI partner in Ghana and her global partner, Global Forest Coalition (GFC).