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TEEB Training Session 1: Stakeholder engagement Slide 2 TEEB Training Stakeholder Engagement; An introduction What is stakeholder engagement? Series of activities that seek to inform, consult and ensure the participation of stakeholders. Allows stakeholders to have an influence on the outcome on plans and projects. Ranges from informing stakeholders to actively consulting them in cooperative decision making. UNEP/GRID-Arendal Slide 3 TEEB Training Why engage and what are the benefits? Effective and strategically aligned stakeholder engagement can: Lead to more equitable and sustainable social development Give those who have a right to be heard Allow for the pooling of resources to solve problems Inform, educate, and influence stakeholders Slide 4 TEEB Training Why engage and what are the benefits? Continued Build trust among and between stakeholders Enhances cooperation and provides the potential to build consensus and avoid conflict among stakeholders Increases transparency in project activities and legitimacy of decisions Enhances accountability in decision-making related to the issues in stake Creates a greater sense of empowerment and social responsibility Slide 5 TEEB Training The key principles of stakeholder engagement: Information disclosure Communication Consultation and participation Involvement Cooperation and partnerships www.123rf.com Slide 6 TEEB Training Why is stakeholder engagement important for the implementation of national TEEB studies? Helps to determine and prioritise the policy questions at stake Assists in the framing of the TEEB study Facilitates the identification of which stakeholders should participate and how in a TEEB study Avoid conflicts between those making and those being affected by decisions concerning ecosystems. TEEB for Local and Regional Policy Makers Report Slide 7 TEEB Training Why is stakeholder engagement important for the implementation of national TEEB studies? Continued.. Makes use of local knowledge of ecosystems Promotes and encourages effective implementation Ensures for continual engagement throughout the whole process Cultivates good governance ethics from the outset Encourages fairness and equity when making decisions linked to ecosystem and their services T EEB Manual for Cities Slide 8 TEEB Training Examples of Success; Collaborative management of The Kipsaina wetlands in Kenya Formed in 1990 as a partnership of local communities to conserve and restore the Saiwa swamp in national park in Kenya. With group effort, neighbouring communities have a reliable and clean water source all year round Increase in the grey-crowned crane population as well as increased income from fish and produce sales. Teebtest.rog Slide 9 TEEB Training Examples of Success cont A fund for water in Quito, Ecuador Established in the 90s to help prevent illegal logging and deforestation within the protected areas that were putting Quitos water supply at risk. The Nature Conservancy partnered together to establish a water fund, to maintain forests for providing fresh water and prevent soil erosion The Quito Water Conservation Fund (FONAG) pays for activities for watershed protection. Teebtest.org