Volume No. 6 Issue No.: 1 Page No.: 147-154 July-Sept 2011

 

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION WITHIN INTEGRATED COASTAL ZONE MANAGEMENT IN WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN COUNTRIES : A FACTOR ANALYSIS OF PERCEIVED BENEFITS AND BARRIERS

 

Komalsingh Rambaree

Department of Social Work and Psychology, University of G?vle, G?vle (SWEDEN)

 

Received on : May 20, 2011

 

ABSTRACT

 

Within Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) discourses, community participation is recognised as a vital approach for achieving sustainable development. In this sense, ICZM workers from the Western Indian Ocean Countries (WIOCs) are being regularly trained on community participatory approaches. Within this contextual background, this study utilises a convenience sample of 95 ICMZ workers from the WIOCs to study community participation in practice. From the descriptive analysis of the gathered data, it could be said that community participation is valued by ICZM workers in the WIOCs. In addition, Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin (KMO) Tests and Bartlett

 

Keywords : Community Participation, Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM), Western Indian Ocean Countries(WIOC), Community Participatory Co-ordinating Mechanism (CPCM), Organization

 

 

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