Community biodiversity management and empowerment

Walter Simon de Boef*, Karèn Simone Verhoosel, Marja Thijssen

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Empowerment can be defined as a process of transformation that involves enhancing the awareness of poorer people of imbalances in power relations (Chambers, 1993); only then can they make effective choices to transform those imbalances and put these choices into practice. Empowerment is reached when these poorer people conclude such a transformation, are capable of reflecting upon the effectiveness of the choices, and thereby further engage themselves in this process of empowerment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommunity Biodiversity Management
Subtitle of host publicationPromoting Resilience and the Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources
EditorsW.S. de Boef, A. Subedi, N. Peroni, M. Thijssen, E. O'Keeffe
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9780203130599
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2013


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