Developing a deliberative-Delphi method for informing national conservation capacity development strategies

Alberts, Reece, Hauptfleisch, Morgan, Retief, Francois, Roos, Claudine, Cilliers, Dirk, Atuyma, J, Moolman, Jurie, Liebenberg, L, Haingura, G K and Bond, Alan ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3809-5805 (2024) Developing a deliberative-Delphi method for informing national conservation capacity development strategies. Journal of Environment & Development. ISSN 1070-4965 (In Press)

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Abstract

Conservation governance requires inter-disciplinary approaches aimed at bridging science, management, and policy divides, which introduces capacity development challenges in developing countries. In particular, there is a need to establish how best to direct capacity development efforts in order to achieve long-term conservation benefits. To help meet this challenge, a deliberative-Delphi method was developed and tested in Namibia based on an integrated Delphi and workshop-based approach. Deliberative-Delphi involves rapid responses to questions followed by consensus workshops to agree emerging themes. The method was applied to researchers in the fields of conservation ecology, conservation governance, and futures thinking (FT) identifying and prioritising ten conservation themes over a two-day period. These themes were then aligned with Namibian conservation policy, and explicated through literature review, providing a roadmap for capacity development interventions (through setting university curricula, research agendas, and future policy changes). The approach can be applied elsewhere to focus conservation capacity development interventions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: deliberative-delphi method,conservation,capacity development,research agenda,curricula,policy changes,nmibia,environmental science(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2300
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Social Sciences
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2024 13:30
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2024 13:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/95674
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