CMPA Technical Report Series No. 39. Capacity Needs Assessment for participatory management of coastal and marine protected areas in India with special reference to Forest Sector and Youth

The study, conducted by the Wildlife Institute of India, customized the existing Capacity Needs Assessment (CNA) tools developed by the CMPA project. A situation analysis of the capacity development systems, structures and tools relevant to marine protected areas (MPA’s) in India was carried out using a conceptual analysis as well as field visits and interviews in the four coastal states Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. The assessment aimed to understand the existing capacities available with the forest sector as well as their requirements/needs to participate in the effective management and conservation of coastal and marine protected areas with special reference to the Forest Sector and Youth.