Rural Livelihoods

About The Programme

Our goal is to support rural communities with the development of sustainable natural resource-based livelihoods through building capacity, catalysing partnerships and influencing policy to create an enabling institutional environment.
Our main areas of work are:
  • Research on how to improve management of forest, coastal and marine ecosystems to enhance the provision of good and services for sustainable and resilient livelihoods
  • Capacity building of rural communities and resource users to effectively develop sustainable natural resource-based enterprises and livelihoods
  • Development and testing of innovative tools to support natural resource-based enterprises and livelihood development
  • Strengthening and ‘climate proofing’ natural resource-based enterprises for livelihood resilience
  • Advocacy and strategic partnership building with support agencies at sectoral, national and regional levels to build an enabling institutional environment for sustainable rural livelihoods