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Albania : Lake Skadar-Shkoder Integrated Ecosystem Management Project : resettlement action plan : Process framework for the Albania side of the Lake (English)

The Albania-Montenegro Lake Skadar/Shkodra Integrated Ecosystems Management Project (LSIEMP) aims to support and extend existing mechanisms for effective transbundary cooperation, at the local, regional, and national levels, for the preservation, management, and sustainable economic development of the Skadar Lake region. The process framework document includes a number of recommendation and mitigation measures, as follows : project affected peoples (PAPs) will be given a chance to voice their concerns and preferences regarding project impacts and possible mitigation actions throughout the design, preparation and implementation; reduce unregulated fishing, as much as possible by giving unlicensed fishermen the chance to either legitimize their practices or transition into other livelihood activities; the project will attempt to facilitate the strengthening and/or enforcement of laws and regulations pertaining to the natural resource use in and around the Lake using a combination of incentives and that will be determined during project implementation with inputs from the appropriate resource user umbrella organizations; regulate fishing trade by creating fish markets in Shkoder where only licensed fishermen can sell their catches, while also funding the application of stronger, fairer controls, such as by training and motivating rangers to enforce restrictions on illegal fishing methods across the Lake; encourage investments in the processing and marketing of goods and services; promote investment activities that are already pursued in the area (e.g. handicrafts production, the production of certain medicinal plants, family-based aquaculture in localized fish ponds, etc.) or be essentially new (e.g. agro-industrial business development using updated technologies); establish conflict resolution mechanisms for mediating and resolving conflicts within or between affected communities should it be necessary; and finally, should any conflicts arise that are cross-border in nature, they will be referred to an ad-hoc body created within the framework of an appropriate transboundary institution, such as the bilateral Working Group on Public Outreach and Education established under the LSIEMP.


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    Resettlement Plan

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    South Eastern Europe and Balkans,

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    Europe and Central Asia,

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    Process framework for the Albania side of the Lake

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Albania : Lake Skadar-Shkoder Integrated Ecosystem Management Project : resettlement action plan : Process framework for the Albania side of the Lake (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.