Territorial Approach for Sustainable Livelihoods - Main Users / Purpose
|Non-governmental organisations, local governments, donor organisations, government sectoral line ministries.|
The territorial approach for sustainable livelihoods is to be applied in the context of Development-Oriented Emergency and Transitional Aid in a post-disaster / post-conflict setting. The concept uses the key element of the sustainable livelihoods namely the premise that individuals must empower themselves but any such effort must take advantage of local assets and strengths (whether entailed in knowledge systems or strategies for coping with or adapt to changing conditions). The capacity to cope with stress and shocks, however, cannot succeed without access to supplementary resources from outside the local context or community. The concept is the means by which households obtain and maintain access to essential resources to ensure their immediate and long-term survival.