Promoting the Social Responsibility of Stakeholders in Lake Urmia Basin

In order to promote social responsibility among the stakeholders in Lake Urmia Basin,CIWP has implemented numerous plans and activities including the improvement of capacities and promotion of education among public stakeholders, experts, and managers of agricultural jihad organizations, DoE offices, non-governmental organizations, and various sections of the population through implementing the approach explained in the following.
Promotion of capacities and education is considered as one of the main tools for developmental participatory plans. Moreover, since the ecosystem approach is particularly focused on engaging all interested sectors, this tool will provide the opportunity for the optimal and desired participation and presence of human resources from other relevant organizations and stakeholders in order to realize the objectives. On the other hand, considering the variations in the potential and capacity of various stakeholders, it is necessary to develop suitable plans for educating them in line with these potentials and capacities. One of the gaps present in this regard involves the lack of attention to the role the general public can play in the management of wetlands. Therefore, in order to have a satisfactory management plan, besides understanding the ecosystem features, a correct understanding of the socioeconomic and political situation of the region is integral, which is considered one of the basic pillars of the participatory approach. In the best possible form of the participatory approach, the ‘work is performed by people’. This is in the sense that we will have in-situ analysis and practice. This process involves multifaceted dialogue and shared planning with all the stakeholders, and the experts assume a more facilitating role in this process.