SCW’s Strategic Direction 2017 – 2021 focuses on increased community ownership, so they can ultimately secure their livelihoods independently and protect their environment sustainably; SCW becomes self-sufficient, driven by Social Entrepreneurship.
Sustainable Natural Resource Management (NRM)
- Using a Rights-Based Approach to empower communities to exercise their NRM-related rights
- Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) actions are sustainable
Climate Change Action
- Mainstream climate change adaptation activities to SCW’s program activities, capacity-building and awareness-raising among stakeholders, as well as (self-)replication of successful measures
- Raise environmental awareness and mainstream natural resource conservation among stakeholders through trainings and IEC materials, and promote the idea of “green society” by highlighting its benefits
Integrated Alternative Livelihoods
- Promote and facilitate alternative livelihood options, increase local ownership and encourage replication, in order to improve the living conditions of local communities and take the pressure off of natural resources
- Enable Social Entrepreneurship: Define a strategy for effective use of Social Enterprise products and services: Eco-Tourism, local products and book sales
- Promote SCW’s service as consultant for environmental education, NRM, project monitoring and evaluation through trainings and information material
- Establish and promote a “Green Youth Development Program” – career development for young professionals, by providing training and coaching on relevant topics
- Develop and implement a SCW Membership Program, to increase participation and ownership of relevant stakeholders, mainly civil society, in environmental protection.