CCRES Tools


Behaviour Change

FishCollab

A participatory diagnostic tool for strengthening coastal governance by communities Source: Design - 24Point0.com. Content - Ross, Adhuri and Abdurrahim

WHAT IS THIS TOOL?

FishCollab is a diagnostic and planning process that is supported by two publications:

The FishCollab Toolkit, including

  • The participatory diagnosis procedure, with advice on how to apply each component, and how the development team applied each component during research in Selayar.
  • A set of principles for any good participatory process.
  • A set of success factors for enabling adaptive coastal governance, found during the tool development process at Selayar.
  • Suggestions towards measurement

A guide to ‘champions’, strategies, comprising

  • A set of profiles for individual ‘champions’ at village and island level and the strategies they use to mobilise change within communities or government and NGO work.

WHAT DOES IT DO?

The tool assists governments, communities and NGOs to work together to improve coastal management. It enables users to identify key stakeholders, develop networks — find and develop cooperation with relevant and committed parties — analyse policy, analyse and reduce conflict, and identify opportunities and challenges using local knowledge and science.

WHEN IS IT USED?

It is used when governments, communities and NGOs want to work together to create a shared commitment to coastal management (fisheries) planning. It enables collaboration between these parties to foster sustainable marine resource use and livelihoods, across multiple levels of formal and customary governance.

AND THE TRAINING?

This training adopts an adult learning style, with discussion and workshopping. Participants bring their own experience to the shared learning. The local level training workshop covers:

  1. Learning about ecosystem-based coastal management and the toolkit
  2. Holding community/group meetings, verifying with participant observation, supporting the target community’s experimental actions
  3. Identifying stakeholders and network development strategies
  4. Exploring, recording, traditional knowledge and practices
  5. Analysing policy, incorporating science and resolving conflict
  6. Learning from village-level and district-level champions about their strategies.

After the workshop, participants apply the toolkit in their work or community contexts. A second national level workshop allows senior managers to learn the key components and principles of FishCollab, and NGO workers who are already experienced in participatory methods to adapt the FishCollab procedures and philosophies for use in their existing practice.


Duration: 4.5 days

For more information contact Prof Helen Ross. The University of Queensland


WHERE CAN I ACCESS THE TOOL?

This tool comprises the main FishCollab toolkit and an accompanying guide to change champions and their strategies.

Download the materials here:

Social influence for protecting coral reefs: champions and their strategies from Selayar, Indonesia pdf / 2.02 MB DOWNLOAD
FishCollab A toolkit to support community and government collaboration in coastal management pdf / 2.05 MB DOWNLOAD