Developing local stakeholder participation

The planning process is as important as the plan itself.

A range of Communication, Education, Participation and Awareness (CEPA) activities can be used to engage and involve local stakeholders, identify the multiple values of the wetland, integrate local and indigenous knowledge and catalyse action towards the wise use of wetlands.

It is preferable that CEPA is integrated into the various programmes and activities of the management plan so that it can reach out to a broad range of site users, stakeholders, and persons/ organizations who have an influence on your site.