Institutional Collaboration And Shared Learning For Forest Management In Chivi District, Zimbabwe
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This paper examines processes of collaboration among institutions for communal woodland management at the local level in Zimbabwe and explores how these processes influence sustainable resource utilization. I discuss how institutions adapt to changing social and environmental conditions. Based on case study evidence, I argue that community-based natural resource management works best in a context of institutional collaboration and shared learning. I identify three requirements for collaboration: the need for effective facilitation of experimental learning, equal power in the learning process and the willingness to engage in a multistage process that can be costly..