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LIST OF WISE PRACTICE CHARACTERISTICS
benefits of the activity are still evident ‘x’ years from now and they
improve environmental quality.
building and institutional strengthening
activity provides improved management capabilities and education for the
stakeholder groups as well as knowledge and efforts to protect the local
activity adheres to the principles of sustainability. (The extent to which the
results will last and development continue once the project/programme has
of the activity can be applied to other sites in and/or outside of the country.
activity fully incorporates all relevant disciplines and all societal sectors.
participation of all the stakeholder groups as well as the involvement of
individuals is intrinsic to the process.
activity should benefit a majority of the stakeholder groups, whilst bearing in
mind that in some cases certain under-privileged groups may need to be treated
as special cases.
and efficient communication process
multidirectional communication process involving dialogue, consultation and
discussion is needed to attain awareness.
process values local traditional and cultural frameworks while also challenging
their environmental validity.
and/or sensitivity issues
process accounts for the many aspects of gender and/or other sensitive issues.
activity provides a sense of belonging and self-reliance at various levels.
activity shapes current government environmental, economic, legal and social
activity should embody the regional economic, social and environmental
activity should provide freedom to exercise fundamental human rights.
activity and the lessons learnt have been well documented.
activity has been assessed to determine the extent to which integrated coastal
management has been achieved and/or wise practice characteristics utilized.