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Process of recognizing the local potentials as a basis for sustainable development

Darij Krajčič (2011) Process of recognizing the local potentials as a basis for sustainable development. Zbornik gozdarstva in lesarstva (96). pp. 35-46. ISSN 0351-3114

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    The article discusses the process of recognizing the local developmental and human potentials in the pilot area of Pohorje, Slovenia. Special emphasis herein is given to the need of stakeholder participation strategic plan. In the pilot area, the theoretical model was tested. As we are dealing with a wooded area, the role of forestry is highly significant in this respect, and it has been even established that it could become a mainstay of the pilot area’s development. The identification of stakeholders was followed by a series of workshops with SWOT analyses and stipulation of sustainability indicators. The quality of the stakeholders’ integration into the process was also measured. 79% of them believe that their proposals are totally or predominantly taken into consideration, 78% are satisfied or very satisfied with the results, whereas the expectations were mostly or fully met by 80% of them. A solid integration of the stakeholders into the planning process enhances the plan’s implementation, for they identify themselves with the plan and are co-holders as well as promoters of its implementation. We are providing for a high degree of sustainable development both by educating and informing the stakeholders and with a suitable direction of the plan’s formation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: sustainable development, participation, management plan, indicators, SWOT analysis, Pohorje
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=COBIB&select=ID= 3347878
    Item ID: 132
    Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 13:18
    Last Modified: 06 Feb 2014 13:30
    URI: http://eprints.gozdis.si/id/eprint/132

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