PAMB Network


The Mindanao PAMB Network is a collaboration among stakeholders and partners that promotes biodiversity conservation in Mindanao PAs. It is an avenue where Mindanao PAMBs can get-together primarily to share experiences, lessons learned, practices, partnership approaches, among others. Its membership includes all Mindanao PAMBs.



Vision


Mindanao Protected Areas sustaining biodiversity resources and managed based on culture and science.



Mission


To institutionalize a platform of collaboration among Mindanao PAMBs and partners in biodiversity conservation for a sustained Protected Areas.



Goals


To sustain a functional Mindanao PAMB Network that conserves and protects Mindanao's biodiversity.

To enhance and strengthen the capacities of PAMBs for an improved PA governance.

To ensure the continuous sharing of learnings, best practices and challenges in PA management

To establish a standard for managing a PA

To promote stakeholders’ participation in PA management.



Strategies


Forge collaboration with partner institutions to support the network (i.e. academe – research and extension, funding institutions, industries, business).

Sharing of best practices and challenges

Establish a functional website and database.

Culture sensitive and community-based approaches in PA management.

Inclusion in the regional WFP funding support for the network.

Develop a sustained CEPA in Mindanao PAs

Formulate Capacity Development Program for Mindanao PAMBs (i.e. pool of experts, IM development, etc.)



Objectives


To provide an avenue for discussion and dialogue among Mindanao PAMBs, stakeholders and partners to share experiences and best practices;

To jointly discuss priority programs and issues involving trans PA boundaries;

To establish common database accessible to all members of the Mindanao PAMB Network;

To identify priority advocacy programs that will foster the best interest of the Mindanao PAs;

To recommend policies and modalities affecting PA management;

To establish linkage and partnership with government and support institutions in the implementation of Mindanao PA programs;

To conduct capacity development among members and stakeholders through training and exchange visits; and

To conduct at least one in every two years PAMB network conference.