Who is involved in village level catchment planning?

Everyone stands to gain from sustainable catchment management and everyone participates - but the level of participation varies.

All those who farm, live, work, attend school and play in the village can benefit from a Village Level Action Plan (VLAP); neighbouring villages also benefit. More specifically:

  • The plan will allocate, utilise, develop and conserve resources in a more efficient and sustainable manner that will benefit the villagers.
  • The planning helps the District Council, civic society and NGOs better understand the priorities of the village so that they can assist the village efficient and effectively.

The participants typically fall into one of two categories, either roleplayer or stakeholder, but may often fall into both. These categories are defined as follows:

Roleplayer and stakeholder definition

Figure 2‑1: Roleplayer and stakeholder definition