Lessons learned: Facilitating collaborative resource management

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April 04, 2024

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The Contributing to the mitigation of conflict over natural resources between farmer and herder communities in Taraba and Adamawa states, Phase II (COMITAS II) program, funded by the European Union, aims to address the root causes of conflicts over shared natural resources between farmers and herders in Taraba and Adamawa States. The program facilitates collaborative resource management actions that empower local actors to collectively understand the problem and pursue collaborative problem-solving.

The Interest-Based Negotiation model is employed to deepen farmer-herder community knowledge of conflict resolution, while community-led conflict and natural resource mapping provide evidence for improving understanding of resource-based conflicts. This allows farmer and herder communities to learn innovative methods of integrating resource-based conflict resolution into their social resources and operationalize negotiation frameworks distinctively.