Both women and men should be included in community-based marine resource management. To create an inclusive management process it is necessary to use deliberate and thoughtful and reflexive strategies that do not rely on or worsen existing power imbalances. Researchers using a reflexive strategy are self-aware and constantly reflecting on and critiquing their potential biases and how those might influence their research. In this paper we offer concrete examples of genderinclusive facilitation strategies that could be used as part of a larger reflexive community engagement process. These strategies are drawn from experience across the Pacific Islands region.
Gender-inclusive facilitation for community-based marine resource management. An addendum to ‘Community-based marine resource management in Solomon Islands: A facilitators guide’ and other guides for community-based resource management
Kleiber, D., Cohen, P., Teioli, H., Siota, F., Delisle, A., Lawless, S., Steenbergen, D., Gomese, C., Vachette, A., Neihapi, P., Sokach, A., Li, O., Wraith, L., Koran, D., Campbell, B., Tavue, R.B., Tioti, R., Vanguna, T., Wate, J.T., Boso, D., Duarte, A., Batalofo, M., Andrew, N., Sukulu, M., Saeni-Oeta, J., Sutcliffe, S., Eriksson, H., Newton, J., McDougall, C. (2019)
Women in Fisheries Information Bulletin, 30: 34-39