Improve and maintain ecosystem services by strengthening participatory land use planning and management of Wetlands in Colombo by Centre for Environmental Justice
District: Colombo  
Grantee: Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ)
Focal Area: Biodiversity  
Op. Program:  
Project Type: Full  
Operational Phase: Phase 6  
Dates: September 2010 September 2010                                
Grant Amount: US$ 30,000.00
Project Status: Currently under execution  
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Project Details & Results
Notable Community Participation          
The project will involve the communities living around the wetland areas to identify the wetlands for conservation, to identify the threats and challenges and suitable actions. Community will be mobilized to form wetland conservation vigilant committees and build a network among them and youth will play a major role in these vigilante committees.
Capacity - Building Component          
CEJ carry out its programs through its science and legal sections. Therefore we have the necessary scientific and legal competence. In addition to that we also have the media support. Formulation of vigilante committees and providing the necessary guidance to them will build the capacity of the communities to defend wetland destructions in the area. During the project we will improve the capacity of mediators to resolve wetland related issues. Mobile App which will be developed under the project
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods          
We will not directly plan to develop socio – economic activities or introduce alternative livelihoods activities through the project
Gender Focus          
Urban Community is present in the project area. Most of them are employed in government sector, private sector or doing business activities or providing skilled/unskilled labour. Some people also engage in agricultural activities full time or part time. The project will involve men and women from all social classes living around wetlands in wetland selection process, awareness-raising activities and in wetland conservation vigilant committees.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples          
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment          
Round table discussions planned under the project with the participation of Government officers will expected to have policy discussions and make policy level decisions. National level conference on Wetlands also is expected to have policy discussions and make policy level decisions. Community meetings will be the main mode of communication. We will target (30 * 20) people directly to raise awareness.
Project Results          
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