Strengthening partnerships for Ramsar implementation in South-East Asia
Mr Richard Grimmett
Host Country Institutions:
Bird Conservation Society of Thailand, Malaysian Nature Society
Cambodia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam
The purpose of the project is to strengthen government-civil society partnerships to support implementation of the Ramsar Convention in South-East Asia (Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam). Civil society organisations will play an active part in wetland policy formulation and implementation, and will assist governments with meeting Ramsar obligations including advancing wise-use at key wetlands and expanding the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance.
1. Government and civil society organisations develop joint priorities and work plans for enhancing Ramsar implementation in 4 South-East Asian countries.
2. Capacity of government and civil society partners in key aspects of Ramsar implementation strengthened.
3. Collaborative wetland management initiatives engaging local government and civil society stakeholders in place at priority sites.
4. National wetland monitoring programmes established as an activity of government-civil society partnerships.
5. The importance of the Ramsar Convention and the achievements of government-civil society partnerships demonstrated at national, regional and global levels.