[TimorLesteStudies] New article: Knowledge exchange as a tool for transboundary and coastal management of the Arafura and Timor Seas

Bu Wilson buvewilson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 16:51:28 AEST 2015

Knowledge exchange as a tool for transboundary and coastal management of
the Arafura and Timor Seas

   - Natasha Stacey
   <natasha.stacey at cdu.edu.au>,
   - Johanna Karam
   <johannakaram at yahoo.com.au>,
   - Micha Jackson
   <micha.v.jackson at gmail.com>,
   - Rod Kennett
   <Rod.Kennett at aiatsis.gov.au>,
   - Tonny Wagey
   <twagey at gmail.com>

   - a Research Institute for The Environment and Livelihoods, Charles
   Darwin University, Casuarina 0909, NT, Australia
   - b North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Ltd (NAILSMA),
   Charles Darwin University, Casuarina 0909, NT, Australia
   - c Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
   Studies, Lawson Crescent, Acton Canberra, 2601 ACT, Australia
   - d Arafura and Timor Seas Ecosystem Action (ATSEA) Program, Gedung
   Balitbang KP. Jl. Pasir Putih I, Ancol Timur, Jakarta Utara 14330, Indonesia

Received 19 December 2014, Revised 16 April 2015, Accepted 14 June 2015,
Available online 3 July 2015
Ocean & Coastal Management
Volume 114
September 2015, Pages 151–163Abstract

The exchange of knowledge, skills and experience can improve management in
transboundary regions through improved understanding of issues, development
of partnerships, and acquisition of new skills amongst regional groups and
stakeholders. A structured knowledge exchange in the form of a week-long
study tour was piloted involving representatives of coastal communities
from Indonesia and Timor-Leste travelling to the Northern Territory in
Australia. The exchange was conducted as part of the Arafura Timor Seas
Ecosystem Action Program and facilitated by two Australian organisations.
The tour involved a series of activities, workshop sessions and field
visits with a range of government, non-government and Indigenous
(Australian) organisations to generate ideas, innovations, partnerships and
shared understanding of community-based marine and coastal management and
livelihoods between the three countries. The development, design,
implementation and evaluation results of the study tour are evaluated. The
results show that participants gained broad capacity benefits in four
areas: raised awareness about different community and co-management
approaches to marine conservation and management and livelihoods
improvement, enhanced knowledge of tools for implementation of marine
conservation and management, improved consensus and teamwork amongst
participants, and increased potential for developing networks among the
three countries. The results also highlight areas for potential improvement
in study tour preparation, format and capacity outcomes that provide
valuable lessons for others looking to embark on similar knowledge exchange

   - Knowledge exchange;
   - Study tour;
   - Transboundary waters;
   - Arafura and Timor Seas;
   - Indigenous and community-based management

Dr Bu V.E. Wilson
Principal Consultant
Hau Meni & Associates
Postal Address: 5/15 Essex Street, Fremantle, WA 6160, Australia
Courier Address: The Gardens Residence, Bebonuk, Dili, Timor-Leste

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