Event Announcement: Integrating Transparency, Public Participation, and Accountability into Protected Area Management

By Caitlin O'Donnell (Posted: October 21, 2013)

This event will discuss the work that The Access Initiative (TAI) has been doing as part of our grant with Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) which seeks to build the capacity of civil society to shape public policy reform in the Caribbean to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services. Three of our Caribbean partners (from Jamaica, Haiti, DR) will speak about their specific challenges and case studies in protected area management.

When: Friday, November 8, 2013 | 12:00PM-1:15PM EST Where: World Resources Institute | 1O G Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 RSVP:http://www.wri.org/events/integrating-transparency-public-pa...

Opening Remarks: MICHELE ZADOR, Grants Director, Conservation International

Moderator: CAROLE EXCELL, Senior Associate,The Access Initiative, World Resources Institute

Panelists: DANIELLE ANDRADE, Legal Director, Jamaica Environmental Trust (JET) | Jamaica EUREN CUERVAS, Executive Director, Instituto de Abogados para la Protección del Medio Ambiente (INSAPROMA) | Dominican Republic JEAN ANDRE VICTOR, Executive Director, Association Haitienne de Droit de l’Environnement (AHDEN) | Haiti

This presentation will: - Discuss challenges faced in protected area management in the Caribbean -Explore why a rights-based approach to conservation is critical -Address transparency of government and corporate actors in relation to the use of natural resources in protected areas -Address rights of the public to participate in protected area management -Address accountability of government actions to stated policy goals -Present case studies about the Portland Bight Protected Area in Jamaica , la Reserva de Biosfera Jaragua-Bahoruco-Enriquillo in Dominican Republic, and Caracol Bay in Haiti

This analysis is part of the CEPF grant which seeks to build the capacity of civil society to shape public policy reform in the Caribbean to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services.