Gendered Paradigms For Understanding Of Common-Pool Resource With Special Reference To Keenjhar Lake, Sindh
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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Copyright (c) 2012 Dr.Aijaz Ahmed Sohag, Dr.Faraz Ahmed Wajidi
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