Guide on Supporting Processes of Livelihood Enhancement & Diversification
This document distills some of the key lessons generated by research carried out by the project into the livelihoods of people in the Caribbean who depend on corals for all or part of their livelihoods.
The guidance provided in this document is intended to assist people working in coastal communities around the Caribbean to adopt more effective approaches in their work with those communities to improve their livelihoods and to make their livelihoods more sustainable in the face of change. People working with community-based organisations, NGO staff working in the field or designing interventions, government agencies responsible for community development in these areas, or conservation agencies trying to combine better management of coral reef areas with the well-being and development of local communities, may all find this guidance of use.
This guidance has been prepared by IMM Ltd., a UK-based consultancy group which has been engaged in the research into livelihoods and reefs carried out under the FORCE project, in close collaboration with colleagues from the University of the West Indies and the University of Newcastle in the U.K. The work of a wide range of collaborators has contributed to this guidance material, including the valuable insights provided by key informants and respondents in the four Caribbean countries where the research was conducted - Barbados, St.Kitts and Nevis, Honduras and Belize - and the participants at a regional workshop held in Barbados to review some of the key findings of the research and reflect on wider experiences of support to livelihood change in the region.