MAP and Partner CCRCs

MAP and Partner CCRCs

19 Coastal Community Resource Centers (CCRCs) or Community Resource Centers (CRCs) are located in the following countries:

Andaman Islands
Cambodia
Honduras
India (3)
Indonesia (8)
Nigeria
Senegal
Sri Lanka (4)
Thailand
Timor Leste

History

The CCRC concept originated in 2000 in South Asia with MAP’s partner, Small Fishers Federation of Sri Lanka (SFFL), and the establishment of the MAP-South Asian Resource Center, based in Pambala. A stone marker (photo) dedicates the CCRC partnership, located near Chilaw, Sri Lanka.

Since the first CCRC, MAP has established a network of affiliations with research scientists, NGOs, and community leaders to successfully implement more CCRCs.

Andaman Islands

Name: Mangrove Resource Center
Location: Point Ward No.1, Sathya Nagar, Shore Point, South Andaman
Managing organization/partner:
Coastal Poor Development Action Network (COPDANET)
No.85, Vivekananda School Street,
Sakthivel Nagar
Chennai 600 082

India

e-mail: [email protected]
Date of establishment: 2004
Supported by: Seacology

Focus/Highlights: Awareness programs on mangroves, supporting people’s management in environmental restoration, revitalizing traditional livelihoods, and using people’s knowledge to mitigate coastal disasters.
The center previously carried out post-tsunami relief work. Current focus is on cooperating on environmental awareness campaigns in schools, colleges, and tribal reserves through popular theater, leaflets, posters, picture competitions, celebrating Mangrove Action Day, and holding consultations for like-minded Andaman Islanders on important conservation issues in which people’s decisions and actions are badly needed.

Resources:

Andaman Islands CCRC Report (pdf 65 KB)

Cambodia

Name: Tonle Sap CRC
Location: Chhnok Tru Commune, Baribour District, Kg Chhnang Province
Managing organization/partner:
Development and Appropriate Technology (DATe)
Village: Kdey Thnoat (in Kampong Chhnang Town)
Commune: Srei Thmey
District: Rolea B’íer
Province: Kampong Chhnang
Cambodia
e-mail: [email protected]
Date of establishment: 2005

Supported by: McKnight Foundation and Global Greengrants Fund

Focus/Highlights:

First resource center in MAP’s network to be constructed in freshwater habitat. Unique, as it floats on bamboo and moves with the community as Tonle Sap, the Great Lake, recedes and expands.

The floating center is used to mobilize the community in natural resources management with the following objectives:

  • reduce fuelwood use, sustainable management of forest resources;
  • promote awareness of flooded forest conservation;
  • integrate into the Chhnok Tru community, providing a focus for sustainable community development.

Resources:

Improved Cookstove Dissemination and Flooded Forest Progress Report (pdf 664 KB)

Honduras

Name: Centro de Educación y Capacitación Ambiental (Environmental Training and Education Center)
Location: San Lorenzo, Valle
Managing organization/partner: CODDEFFAGOLF
Jorge Varela
e-mail: [email protected], [email protected]
Date of establishment: 2000
Focus/Highlights: Provides a meeting place and dormitories for small gatherings. Focus is on fisherfolk issues, including mangroves.

Supported by: CODDEFFAGOLF prizes and savings, HIVOS, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation (SSNC), and others.

History

The CCRC concept originated in 2000 in South Asia with MAP’s partner, Small Fishers Federation of Sri Lanka (SFFL), and the establishment of the MAP-South Asian Resource Center, based in Pambala. A stone marker (photo) dedicates the CCRC partnership, located near Chilaw, Sri Lanka.

Since the first CCRC, MAP has established a network of affiliations with research scientists, NGOs, and community leaders to successfully implement more CCRCs.

In 2003, the MAP-SFFL CCRC served as the setting of the 9th In the Hands of the Fishers workshop.

Mr. Anuradha Wickramasinghe, Director of SFFL, and Alfredo Quarto, MAP Executive Director, welcome participants to IHOF 9.