Gendered Paradigms For Understanding Of Common-Pool Resource With Special Reference To Keenjhar Lake, Sindh

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  • Dr.Aijaz Ahmed Sohag Department of Community Health & Sciences, Dewan Medical & Dental College,Karachi
  • Dr.Faraz Ahmed Wajidi Officer, National Bank of Pakistan, Karachi

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https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v6i1.397

Abstract

Keenjhar Lake, Pakistan is facing a potentially devastating ecological collapse, threatening the livelihood security of local communities. The purpose of this study was to investigate that how a more sustainable management plan can be forged through the integration of the local experiential knowledge and technocratic conservation values. The analysis gives particular emphasis to gender issues, given the unacknowledged but increasing responsibilities of community based organizations on women issues. Semi-structured interviews with local communities, communitybased organizations and government officials were undertaken to assess the various perceptions of resource use at Keenjhar Lake. The findings illustrate that conflicting understandings of ownership have a detrimental impact on the local perception on environment and prevalence of resource for their livelihood. However, there is an opportunity to foster new vistas of understanding which could be helpful in sustainability of management of resources.

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Published

2012-12-08

How to Cite

Sohag, A. A., & Wajidi, F. A. (2012). Gendered Paradigms For Understanding Of Common-Pool Resource With Special Reference To Keenjhar Lake, Sindh. Pakistan Journal of Gender Studies, 6(1), 1–11. https://doi.org/10.46568/pjgs.v6i1.397

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