Knowledge management and capacity building of communities in Mannar Landscape
Knowledge management and capacity building of communities in Mannar Landscape
This project is aimed at improving the knowledge of the various communities, NGOs, CBOs, school children at GCE O/L and A/L classes, low level government officials, in sustainable livelihood programmes compatible with the protection of resource base of the Mannar coastal plain (MCP) not only for the benefit of the present generation, but also for future generations. This requires to evaluate the current status of the resource use practices and identify problems. In order to document such practices a reconnaissance field survey will be conducted in the form of focus group discussions with different resource users as the first step of the project. This will help us to understand the status of knowledge, suitability of continuing with traditional practices, ways of refining such practices and existing problems. It will also help us find solutions to such problems. Local knowledge of the people will also be an asset in achieving the project goals.

Project Snapshot

Wildlife Research and Conservation Trust of Sri Lanka
Sri lanka
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 25,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 504.80
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Policy Impact
KM project will discuss policy implications of the experience gained by implementing SGP projects in the Mannar Landscape. Knowledge gained from the implementation of 11 projects in the Mannar landscape will be reviewed and documented to be used for future planning purposes. The lessons learned will be useful to identify shortcomings and strengths of the implemented projects and how the community benefited from these projects short-term and their sustainability.
Capacity - Building Component
Not applicable
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Grantee Contact

Prof. P. Wickramagamage
Phone: 0777 160283


8/15, New Digana Road, Kundasale
Kandy , 20168

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Dinali Jayasinghe


UNDP, 202-204, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, P.O. Box 1505
Colombo 7