Developing a framework for integrating local and scientific knowledge in internationally funded environment management projects: case studies from Kien Giang Province, Vietnam

Nguyen, Tan Phong, Thai, Thanh Luom, and Parnell, Kevin E. (2017) Developing a framework for integrating local and scientific knowledge in internationally funded environment management projects: case studies from Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. Local Environment, 22 (11). pp. 1298-1310.

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Abstract

Local and scientific knowledge, when adequately and properly integrated, produces enormous benefits for natural resource management in comparison to a single knowledge system being used. Adequate and proper integration has major constraints that include ineffective use of the integrated knowledge, thoroughly inclusive processes, and true public participation. A six-stage framework is developed using the results and conclusions of two case studies regarding sustainable management of eroding mangrove-dominated muddy coasts in Vam Ray, Hon Dat district, Kien Giang Province, Vietnam. The framework does not stop with the creation of integrated knowledge, but should undergo a longer process. The new knowledge developed in this framework is the understanding gained and lessons learnt during the testing of products of multiple knowledge systems in a local context rather than products of integrated knowledge systems themselves. The Vam Ray framework promotes a high level of participation, effective use of products of multiple knowledge systems, maximum integration of local and scientific knowledge, local ownership, and sustainability. Therefore, the Vam Ray framework adds a new dimension to the literature in relation to integration of local and scientific knowledge in natural resource management.

Item ID: 50253
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1354-9839
Keywords: integration of local and scientific knowledge, sustainable management of mangrove-dominated muddy coasts, mangrove transplantation, Melaleuca fences, coastal erosion
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 23:01
FoR Codes: 05 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES > 0502 Environmental Science and Management > 050209 Natural Resource Management @ 100%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9607 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards > 960799 Environmental Policy, Legislation and Standards not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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