The Strengthening Aquatic Resource Governance (STARGO) project aims to build resilient livelihoods among poor rural producers who depend on the highly contested natural resources in Lake Victoria, Lake Kariba, and Tonle Sap/ Lower Mekong ecoregions. The intent is to improve nutrition, income, welfare and human security, while also reducing the likelihood of broader social conflict. The project has developed and applied a new approach to multi-stakeholder dialogue to assess the sources of local resource conflict and identify opportunities for peace building and conflict prevention through collaborative resource management. Working in partnership with government, community and civil society actors, the project applied a common approach to stakeholder engagement and action research called "Collaborating for Resilience," or CORE. Find out more at

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