About EGP

Natural resources Governance is defined as the norms, institutions and processes that determine how power and responsibilities are exercised, how decisions are taken and how citizens participate in natural resource management.


  • Improved environmental governance at different levels
  • Increased Investment in human capital
  • socio-economic development for livelihood security
  • Appropriate development and application of policies for nature
  • increase community resilience to allow people to cope with environmental challenges, attain livelihood security and sustain ecosystem services
  • Successful community demonstration projects that influence policies
  • Efficient Natural Resources Management

Resilience is the ability of a system to absorb shocks and to recover to its original functionality status or even recover to a better status.   Community resilience encompasses the full fabric of the community and its ability to resist and/or rapidly recover from extreme events. It comes from not just being reactive but building, around the reaction, some of the actions needed, such as making sure we have diversity in economy, in resources, in livelihood. So that when problems happen, there are alternatives.   A resilience framework entails; Diversity, Sustainable Infrastructure, Self Organization, and Learning.    We believe that “resilient communities bring about resilient nations”.


The operational principles for implementation are:

  • Empowering local communities
  • Applying Nexus approaches for policy coherence
  • Developing human capacities
  • Instigating stakeholders dialogue for concerted actions
  • Encouraging grassroots participation in natural resources planning and decision making processes
  • Facilitating national-to-local and local-to-national reach
  • Strengthening Gender role in natural resources management
  • Building partnerships for action
  • Supporting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for community driven actions
  • Providing practical information for policy makers that stems from community experiences
  • Influencing standards and practices
  • Seeking sustainable results on the ground
  • Learning by doing
  • Adopting nature-based solutions to address development challenges
  • Building on local knowledge
  • Ensuring accountability and promoting responsibility
  • Documenting processes
  • Disseminating success stories and lessons learned