Eco Delta Services (EDS), Ministry of Environment (MoE), Initiative for Life, Empowerment and Development (i-LEAD)
The purpose of this project is to scope a partnership between government agencies, private sector companies, civil society organisations and local communities with a common interest in the sustainable management of one of six key forest reserves in Bayelsa State, Nigeria – Edumanom Forest Reserve (EFR) – and the opportunity to collaborate in order to identify and develop ways to achieve improved conservation and sustainable development outcomes. The scoping will enable the collection of necessary data to complete a main award application to the required technical standard. The key objectives of the project are to:
1. put in place partnership MoUs between the interested parties;
2. develop a Theory of Change to help inform project design;
3. identify potential social enterprise ventures that would generate triple-bottom-line returns, utilising project partners skills to assist in catalysing these;
4. produce a framework for ‘biological data assessment;
5. describe the makeup of local communities living around the two forest reserves in terms of differences in power and wealth within/between the villages and how the project will avoid elite capture of benefits;
6. provide sufficient information to populate a project log frame, such as the numbers of beneficiaries by gender, age, capability.