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Dear Priyanie,
Some thoughts from my end - It will good to describe the process of community mobilization in a more detailed manner as a process – (maybe a flow diagram will help explain this well) and explain what each partner org will do. e.g a) Awareness building programs with the community about the topic to influence them on how this impacts their health and livelihoods. This is a great platform to also build partnerships b) Maybe organise the surrounding communities into small federations  groups/ associations or SHGs? Something that the community also sees benefit in. By forming them into groups for savings and credit will keep them engaged and connected as a group.These groups can be trained to organize activities in the furture, approach banks or government departments for funding.
c) Organize direct interviews with Government officials to get them on board about the idea and yes this opens up avenues for policy dialogues as stated by Amrita too . Government in the long run can become the potential funder to this project. My understanding is IWMI will provide all the scientific know how about the management of wet lands, NGOs like SAFE and others can partner to carry out all other activities with the community.  As a long term strategy what will be IWMI’s exit strategy for this be? And how do we see this running sustainable in the long run? So proposing an operational model would be a good idea. For e.g by improving the wet lands we are making the water reusable for agriculture and consumption purposes. When people start seeing the benefits of a cleaner environment, they will try to take ownership to maintain it however how can this be done in an organized manner?
a) Make these groups rotate the responsibility of maintaining and keeping it clean. Each group will have the right to fine or manage the use of water, based on a systematic model being created internally by them in a planned manner.
b) Probably you can look at this as a PPP model and try to engage the private sector under CSR to take up some of these areas to help build their capacities. As a CSR mandate, funding can come from them and organizations can see impacts within their geographical areas (return to investment) This will help corporate's address the concern of wet lands and clean water as a CSR mandate.