Political risk and uncertainty are increasing around the world
To be effective, conservation organizations need to manage both risks and opportunities due to political uncertainty.
Navigating and Adapting to Political Risk and Uncertainty in Conservation in an age of Coronavirus (2020)
This paper discusses the role that Coronavirus has played, and will continue to play, upon the space afforded to civil society as a whole and the context within which conservation organizations operate.
Among the most important trends and takeaways are:
- Drastically Changing Political & Institutional Landscape
- Tailoring to Context
- Cognitive Framing & Survival
- Ways of Working
- Fieldwork & Consultation
- Financial Resources & Adapting
- Strategic Review
- Revisiting Conservation Models
- Need to Evolve
- Putting Tools in Action
- Critical Questions & Assessment
Citation: Marston, A. (2020), Navigating and Adapting to Political Risk and Uncertainty in Conservation in an age of Coronavirus, Conservation Measures Partnership
Navigating and Adapting to Political Risk and Uncertainty in Conservation (2019)
This brief paper overviews tools and approaches for managing risk, where they are applied, and their degree of usefulness. It should be useful for teams in considering how to best incorporate political risk into their organization and projects.
General recommendations are to:
- Reflect on organizational structures and modes of operating
- Think about how integrated you are politically
- Invest in foundations for adapting to political risk
- Assess team capacity
- Cultivate networks of allies and partners
- Identify opportunities
- Build upon existing efforts
- Pause and reflect on the success of these efforts
Funding was provided by the Moore Foundation via CMP.
Citation: Marston, A. (2019), Navigating and Adapting to Political Risk and Uncertainty in Conservation, Conservation Measures Partnership
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