ACTIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT BUILT STRONG BUY-IN TO MAST PILOT
The MAST approach embraces best practices and utilizes culturally appropriate methods to engage stakeholders and beneficiaries. USAID LTS collected information regarding citizen perceptions about land and resource holdings and uses through baseline and endline surveys.
Prioritizing community-level engagement and advocacy was key to building understanding of project processes and to help improve land and resource tenure in the Blei forest communities. Stakeholders and beneficiaries from the Blei communities viewed the LTS MAST process as clear, transparent, empowering, and beneficial.