Inclusive Blue Economy Project (I-BE) aims to contribute to rural coastal communities’ ability to sustainably manage their resources by making community-led marine conservation a source of sustainable income, thus reducing poverty and inequalities and strengthening climate resilience. Its development objective is to reduce the pressure on natural resources by diversifying livelihoods and promoting marine conservation in order to provide a sustainable income to rural women, men and youth in communities of the Three Bays Protected Area (AP3B) and its neighboring areas.
I-BE has two main components.
Component 1: Governance and sustainable natural resource management. This component aims to address the inclusive management of the protected area through the involvement of all relevant actors. Governance by the Government and the inhabitants of the protected area will be strengthened through the updating and especially the dissemination and socialization of the management plan.
Component 2: Sustainable community economic ecosystems. This component aims to finance and support actions that facilitate the improvement and diversification of community members’ livelihoods. Climate vulnerability analysis were carried out during the conception phase, and mitigation measures have been duly integrated within the project´s framework to ensure its long term viability.