Community-Based Co-Managers Ensuring Good Governance
Today, APAMO witnessed the recently reformed Friends of Mayflower Bocawina Community-based Organization become the formal co-managers of the Mayflower Bocawina National Park in the Stann Creek District. At a signing ceremony of the Co-Management Agreement this morning at the Forest Department, the reformed group with the newly registered name of Mayflower Bocawina Environmental and Development Group (MBEDG) became the official co-managers of the Park.
In line with one of the PACT Large Grant Project objectives [co-funded by OAK foundation and GEF-SGP], the reform substantiates strengthening of governance of the CBOs by adopting new revised Articles of Association.
The group is now ready to embark on a new stage and continue improving on its capacity as effective protected areas co-managers. This mandate will be undertaken working very closely with the regulatory agency, the Forest Department.