Building adaptive fisheries governance capacity

Countries: Uganda, Malawi

Delivery Partner: University of Birmingham

Summary: This research will deliver positive impacts on biodiversity, poverty alleviation and improved ecosystem resilience through strengthening the adaptive governance capacity of inland fisheries in Malawi and Uganda. The research will take a transdisciplinary co-production approach, working closely with the departments of fisheries, NGOs and local communities in all activities, and facilitate South-South learning. The project will include assessment of adaptive governance capacity at national, district and community levels, studies on information generation and changing fishing practices, and learning from action research involving pilot biodiversity protection interventions and network meetings. New evidence will be generated and plans for adaptive governance developed.