Improved service delivery by local governments and line ministries and capacity to integrate displacement-related concerns into development planning and implementation:
Training and sensitization will involve a robust public information strategy to inform and improve the beneficiaries capacity, host communities, and the local stakeholders. Sensitization activities will help beneficiaries and their communities to understand the scope of the program, its advantages and components, and help to manage expectations. Furthermore, effective project communications and public awareness will be critical in promoting widespread adoption of new practices and technologies.Within communities, the level of knowledge on sustainable natural resource management is low and requires deliberate planning and investment to increase familiarization.
Increased social cohesion, community resilience and representation in development processes, as well as capacity to integrate displacement-related concerns into development planning and implementation.
This is highly linked with the capacity building in that it serves the same purpose of proliferating espousal of novel techniques to mitigate and adapt tostresses to the environment. Of particular importance to inspire traction on project objectives within target communities is to strengthen the link between environmental protection and tangible social and economic benefits. Past experiences in other projects have shown that, unless this link is clear, beneficiaries and other stakeholders may not readily uptake notions of environmental protection.Under Component 1, informing and educating local stakeholders on the social, economic, and health impacts of environmental degradation and measures to mitigate such effects will be an overarching priority, through communications and capacity building.