Political risk and uncertainty are increasing around the world
To be effective, conservation organizations need to manage both risks and opportunities due to political uncertainty.
This brief paper overviews tools and approaches for managing risk, where they are applied, and their degree of usefulness. It should be useful for teams in considering how to best incorporate political risk into their organization and projects.
General recommendations are to:
- Reflect on organizational structures and modes of operating
- Think about how integrated you are politically
- Invest in foundations for adapting to political risk
- Assess team capacity
- Cultivate networks of allies and partners
- Identify opportunities
- Build upon existing efforts
- Pause and reflect on the success of these efforts
Funding was provided by the Moore Foundation via CMP.
Citation: Marston, A. (2019), Navigating and Adapting to Political Risk and Uncertainty in Conservation, Conservation Measures Partnership