Frameworks for Community Development & Fisheries Management Interns
The Nature Conservancy, Peru
Diana Flores (Peru) and Maria Ignacia Rivera (Chile) teamed up for this internship with the Peru office of The Nature Conservancy. This collaborative summer project had the goal of supporting TNC’s ongoing initiatives in Peru’s coastal communities through designing a methodological framework of evaluation to assess the social, economic and ecological performance of community-based resource management and sustainable development initiatives. The framework was developed and tested using the specific case study in the community of Ancon, Peru, which has implemented several strategies for self-governance applied to resources management. The interns’ focus was to conduct a rigorous analysis of key indicators that can help understand how different coastal communities perform and respond to a suite of sustainable development approaches. Such a framework can be used by the authorities to efficiently guide and design policies that target and encourage proper management in coastal communities. The internships were based in Lima, Peru with extensive site visits to selected communities. The project was in collaboration with Matías Caillaux (LAFF Alumnus and Humboldt Current Fisheries Specialist for The Nature Conservancy).