6. Enhancing Diversity and Quality of Governance

Community assembly

Governance is about “who makes decisions” and “how decisions are made”. We speak of sound governance when decisions are taken legitimately, fairly, with a sense of vision, accountability and while respecting rights. Another dimension of governance is diversity. A diverse protected area system encompasses a range of governance types such as shared governance, governance by Indigenous People and local communities, by private entities, and by national and regional governments. This stream was focused on consolidating and taking to new heights the commitments made at the previous IUCN World Parks Congress in Durban in 2003 and by the Convention on Biological Diversity.


Stream Lead Organisation

Stream Sponsors

Together with the IUCN, UNDP-GEF SGP, GIZ (the German International Development Agency), and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, the ICCA Consortium has co-organised a main Stream of events at the World Park Congress on 12-19 November 2014 in Sydney.

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