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The Final Project consists of the cost-benefit-analysis of your case, your new scenario, and your presentation to the stakeholders. Please note: The final project is due on May 9, 2014.

1. Outline the basic structure of a cost-benefit analysis for your case study. This involves: outlining with-project and without-project scenarios, setting a discount factor, outlining the factors for Sensitivity Analysis. See Week_9 Practitioner's_Guide

2. Make a choice between the two scenarios. Include possible projects or policies that could intervene in the problem of question. Consider the social consequences that a project or policy implementation might have.

3. Present your case study, the choice  and your results in form of a short slideshow, a summary document,  a project proposal or a video or any other appropriate form. You may add an appendix with further material. Please also include the NAMES of the CONTRIBUTORS.

Your case study may be addressed to a stakeholder in the field who needs to be convinced to take action. Stakeholders may be government officials, politicians, farmers,….

4. Please send your assignment by MAY 9 to course tutor, Claudia Musekamp, E-Mail: mooc@eld-initiative.org.

5. For the last live-event on May 14, 2014, we will ask three teams to present their case studies. Please indicate whether you would be willing to do so. Please include the NAME OF THE PERSON to be THE PRESENTER. The presenter needs to have a stable internet connection and preferably a headset linked to the computer. We will do a technical check before the session.

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By now, you have done some basic research, gathered data, and made your calculations as best you could. This research will have given you a good basis for deciding between the existing situation and the new scenario. You will sum up your case in the cost-benefit-analysis and present your choice for a scenario.

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You have started using the research plan and asking stakeholders about their interests. This week you will continue your research.

This week, Dr. Ida Kubiszewski, Australian National University, will be sharing her experiences on public policy and ELD. Join here

You will continue your research by collecting data among your stakeholders or fellow course mates. See more here>Contents.This assignment is due on April 26, 2014.

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You have started doing research using a variety of methods. Continue gathering data to evaluate your new scenario.

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The film, "The Secret of Our Environment", was made by a group of villagers from Seronga, Botswana for TFO to communicate the relationship they had with their natural environment. The film was meant to discuss relevant issues, both within the project and to a wider audience.
Focusing on the complex interplay between wildlife, tourism, fishing and farming, the film exhibits how natural resources are an integral part of the everyday lives of the rural population. The film consists of interviews and reenactments in which the workshop participants demonstrate crucial activities in a humorous way. The film was produced during a workshop facilitated by Martin Gruber of the University of Bremen together with TFO para-ecologist Meshsack Kwamovo in Seronga in February and March of 2013.


The film "Liparu Lyetu – Our Life" was made by a group of villagers from the Mashare Area of Namibia for TFO in order to communicate their land-use strategies. The film shows the different ways in which natural resources contribute to the livelihood of the rural population and discusses relevant issues. The participatory film was produced during a workshop facilitated by Martin Gruber of the University of Bremen together with Raphael Sinkumba and TFO para-ecologist Robert Mukuya in Mashare in May and June of 2011.