ROLE OF LOCAL STAKEHOLDERS IN REACHING, DEVELOPING, AND SUSTAINING COLLABORATIVE MANAGEMENT: CASE STUDY OF URBAN WETLANDS OF BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 40 credits / 60 HE creditsStudent thesis
This research analyzes how local stakeholder participation helps reach, develop, and sustain collaborative management in urban wetlands of Bogotá. Trajectories of management are traced from the early 1990s to present. Based on semi-structured interviews and focus groups carried out in seven urban wetlands, comparison were made by using a framework that allows analyzing deliberate social transformations. The results indicate that types of local stakeholder participation have effect on reaching, developing and sustaining collaborative management. The trajectories toward collaborative management of seven urban wetlands show that five of them reached this type of management at some point, two of these five were able to develop it, and only one could sustain it. All cases start with independent actions but only those that routinize collaborative and transformative participation events were able to develop collaborative management. The only case that sustains this type of management is because local stakeholder participation to make decisions is secured by court ruling that protects it from changes in the city’s political leadership.
The case sheds light on the vulnerability of local stakeholder participation and collaborative management under unstable government rules to manage urban wetlands. The most successful strategy that local stakeholders use to address this volatile management condition is legal actions, which not only allows reaching collaborative management, but also protects their participation to develop and sustain this type of management.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 39 p.
Social-ecological transformation, urban wetlands, Bogotá, co-management, local stakeholder participation
Transformación socio-ecológica, participaciòn, co-manejo, humedales urbanos, Bogotá
Natural Sciences Social Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-118594OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-118594DiVA: diva2:824881
Tengö, MariaEnqvist, Johan