The application of the collective impact initiative model for effective public consultation in Bonne Bay: example - ocean conservation

Mendis, Roshayne (2020) The application of the collective impact initiative model for effective public consultation in Bonne Bay: example - ocean conservation. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Marine and coastal environments are not only crucial to the stability of the oceans' ecosystem but also to the socio-cultural, ecological, and economic well-being of their communities. The involvement of communities is, therefore, considered essential to generate innovative public policy to enhance the efficiency and long-lasting impact of the decision-making process. The Collective Impact Initiative (CII) model provides a novel framework to ensure cross-sector collaboration and effective public participation is in place to support such complex decision-making process. This thesis adopted the hypothetical case example of Marine Protected Area (MPA) planning for Bonne Bay in Gros Morne National Park as a hypothetical example to help evaluate the merits of CII application in support of natural resource planning and conservation in the region. Focus groups, interviews, and surveys were used to gather information from regional stakeholders. Through the information gathered, it was determined that the CII model holds great potential for the area both in terms of addressing community engagement challenges and providing a more effective structure for engagement in natural resource conservation.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Item ID: 14901
Additional Information: Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-96).
Keywords: Collective Impact Initiative, Ocean Conservation, Public Consultation, Engagement, Marine Protection Area
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > School of Science and the Environment > Environmental Policy Institute
Date: October 2020
Date Type: Submission
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Library of Congress Subject Heading: Marine parks and reserves--Social aspects--Newfoundland and Labrador--Bonne Bay; Marine parks and reserves--Government policy--Newfoundland and Labrador.

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