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.
|Title of host publication||Community Biodiversity Management|
|Subtitle of host publication||Promoting Resilience and the Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources|
|Editors||W.S. de Boef, A. Subedi, N. Peroni, M. Thijssen, E. O'Keeffe|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|
|Number of pages||13|
|Publication status||Published - 5 Mar 2013|