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Global Buzz Report: August 2020

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Building capacity to enhance Territorial Governance,
Sea Turtle Conservation and Sustainable livelihood

The Development Institute organised a three-day training workshop for stakeholders within the Keta Lagoon Complex Ramsar site in the Volta Region of Ghana from the 29th to the 31st of July, 2020. The main goal of this workshop was to enhance the capacity of stakeholders in three main areas: the CREMA (Community Resource Management Areas) model, laws governing sea turtle conservation (both national and international), and fisheries development as an alternative livelihood.

Participants for the programme comprised representatives from five project communities (rangers, women, chief fishermen and traditional authorities); representatives from the law enforcement agencies (navy and police force); representatives from the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, the judiciary and the District Assembly.The training was part of activities under the project dubbed:“Enhancing Territorial Governance, Sea Turtle Conservation and Sustainable livelihood". The venue for the programme was the Assembly hall of the Anloga District Assembly in the Volta Region of Ghana.

The programme commenced with insights and sessions on the CREMA model. The CREMA model which was developed by the Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission ensures a win-win situation where communities are given the right to manage their natural resources in a sustainable way. Participants were taken through the different stages involved in the process. For day two, the focus was on equipping participants especially the law enforcement agencies with knowledge on the laws governing sea turtle protection in Ghana. This session served as an eye opener for the participants because most of them were unaware that such laws even existed. The programme was crowned with an intensive session on sustainable fisheries development as an alternative source of livelihood with focus on pen culture as a fish farming method. The programme ended on a very good note with all objectives achieved.

Participants considered the programme as an eye opener and expressed their appreciation. For the way forward, they suggested deeper collaborations between Wildlife and the law enforcement agencies to ensure enforcement of the laws at all levels.

About the Project

Turtles are important for many reasons; for instance, turtles feed on jellyfish and jellyfish feed on fish eggs so turtles are needed to sustain fish stocks. Realising the need to conserve turtles and also manage natural resources sustainably, the Development Institute has embarked on the above project. The project seeks to improve community-led governance of the Keta Lagoon Complex Ramsar Site (KLCRS) to catalyse long-lasting conservation of local biodiversity. The project is being implemented within the Keta Lagoon Complex Ramsar Site in the Volta Region with focus on five communities: Akplorwotorkor, Agbledomi, Atiteti, Fuveme, and Dzita.



Dzifa Kumaga           dkumagah@thedevin.org


Brief July Activity Report

See here: August Global buzz monthly report PDF

Yunusha Kafle,
Program Officer, ICA Nepal


Face to Face programs Strategic Planning, Imaginal Learning
Virtual programs with ICA India GfM 1 and 2
Social Artistry Virtual Project started with Nepal colleagues, Jan Sanders, and Evelyn Philbrook
New virtual designs on Dialogue and Imaginal Learning launching in March

Informal dialogue continues with international colleagues on Scenarios for the Future and the Social Research project of ICA US

With respect,


Lawrence Philbrook, CTF CPF
Director ICA Taiwan 886228713150
Skype: icalarry


In working on the Paul Evans tapes I chanced to listen to George’s Sanctification talk: Radical Integrity. Right on target for the times.

I found all together 5 tapes that recorded George’s unique speaking style as well as the Cabaret band, George’s report on the Uptown 5 lab and talk on the Ecumenical Parish. I am putting a page together on the Global Archives Website for all of these.

Here’s the Sanctification Lecture on Radical Integrity. For me George was truly one of our Saints.


I will add more to this page after a little editing on the remaining files.

Doug Druckenmiller
on behalf of the Global Archives.


Dear colleagues,

New Book by Rob Work
ICAI colleague Robertson Work has just published his third book. He decided to release it during the chaos and stress of 2020, to inspire and nurture others. The book contains two collections: poems celebrating Earth and humanity; and poems commemorating family and self. There are eighty-two poems written over the past fifty-five years in many countries around the world. It is available on Amazon, and on BookDepository with free postage anywhere in the world. Click here to check it out: https://www.bookdepository.com/Earthling-Love-Robertson-Work/9780578711256?ref=grid-view&qid=1596376071647&sr=1-1 Earthling Love : Robertson Work : 9780578711256 Earthling Love by Robertson Work, 9780578711256, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. www.bookdepository.com

Rob           robertsonwork100@gmail.com

Compassionate Civilization Collaborative (C3)
Latest book (2020): Earthling Love: Living Poems https://www.amazon.com/dp/0578711257
Memoir (2020): Serving People & Planet: In Mystery, Love, and Gratitude https://www.amazon.com/dp/1684716160
Manifesto (2017): A Compassionate Civilization: The Urgency of Sustainable Development and Mindful Activism https://www.amazon.com/dp/1546972617
Author/Activist website: https://www.robertsonwork.com/
A Compassionate Civilization Blog: https://compassionatecivilization.blogspot.com/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robertsonwork/

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