Hay Tao Factsheet

CONSERVATION AND COMMUNITIES RESOURCES AT RISK

Madagascar’s natural resources are more imperiled than ever. Deforestation, overfishing, and population growth are accelerating. Species are vanishing.

COMMUNITIES IN CONTROL

USAID is taking on this challenge through improved environmental protection, decentralized natural resource management, and sustainable community development near biodiverse areas. Our new programs – united under the Conservation and Communities Project (CCP) -will demonstrate the extraordinary value of letting local communities lead the way.

Madagascar Numbers

  • 0.5% of global land mass
  • 5% of all species
  • 80% of species found NOWHERE ELSE ON EARTH
  • 158th of 188 countries on Human Development Index (2017)
  • 40%projected population growth by 2030
  • 99,000 hectares of forest lost EACH YEAR.[that’s over 138,000 soccer fields]
  • Consistently ranked as one of the TOP TEN most climate vulnerable nations.

INTERSECTIONAL APPROACH

  1. Gender and Youth Engagement: a focus on often-overlooked groups.
  2. Science and Technology Deployment: leveraging the latest tools for conservation.
  3. Climate Resilience: recognizing that biodiversity protection improves readiness.

GOAL ORIENTED, COMMUNITY-DRIVEN

  1. Build community capacity to manage natural resources and protect biodiversity in and around protected areas.
  2. Improve community wellbeing through biodiversity-friendly economic development and social support services.
  3. Decentralize governance, strengthen civil society, and improve natural resource tenure and environmental policy.

LEARN, CONNECT and EMPOWER

Hay Tao will demonstrate what happens when the path is cleared to let local communities lead. Serving as a clearinghouse of best practices, Hay Tao will build out tools and knowledge resources in support of decentralized, community-driven natural

COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

Central to Hay Tao, USAID will bring together stakeholders for improved coordination and planning

  • PRIVATE SECTOR
  • CIVIL SOCIETY
  • GOVERNMENT
  • DONORS

BUILDING COALITIONS & AMPLIFYING VOICES

Through PLANNING, DECISION-MAKING, POLICY, LAW RESOURCE USE, TRANSPARENCY

To reach: GOVERNMENT OF MADAGASCAR, LOCAL GOVERNMENT ENTITIES, INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

OBJECTIVE ONE: LEARN

  • Improved data collection/accessibility
  • Enhanced technical capacity to track climate change effects and resilience
  • Training for community-based natural resource managers
  • Assessment of the impacts of ownership and governance policies
  • Improved economic valuation of biodiversity and ecosystem services

OBJECTIVE TWO: CONNECT

  • Clearer rights and responsibilities of natural resource and land ownership
  • Diffusion of science and technology innovations
  • Improved coordination of donors and technical partners
  • Replication of biodiversity-friendly livelihood successes

OBJECTIVE THREE: EMPOWER

  • Improved rights and access for alternative livelihoods
  • Documentation of local customary law’s effects on resource tenure
  • National laws and policies supportive of community-based management
  • Strengthened civil society
  • Improved policy and legal framework
Date 
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 10:00am

Last updated: May 14, 2019