Nearly 80 local government representatives and landowners assembled at the Braham Mission Station in Madang Province September 3-5 to complete land and conservation planning for the three eastern districts of the province. This was the third in a series of four workshops in the participatory development of the Madang Provincial Plan for Conservation and Sustainable Development, which provides government representatives, community members and other interested stakeholders with a framework to guide future decisions on development, conservation, and climate change. It is the core building block for a low emission development strategy. Local officials and landowners confirmed their development and conservation priorities, which will be presented to the Madang Governor in November. The workshops are jointly led by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and LEAF, in partnership with the Madang Provincial Government.
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