COMMUNITY ORGANIZING SIKAT will organize vulnerable sector/s in coastal communities to engage community members in governance and coastal resource management pro-actively, and represent genuine community agenda in the consultative and development councils. Organizing can be sectoral or multi-sectoral depending on community and strategic agenda.
CAPACITY-BUILDING This means enhancing the capacity of partner communities and partners on good governance, community-based coastal resource management, disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation and other knowledge and skills identified and important for local partners in delivering effective and efficient development interventions.
ADVOCACY SIKAT with the local Civil Society Organizations will advocate for policy reforms, good governance practices and development of poverty alleviating projects by participating in consultations and development councils, direct dialogue with government agencies and elected officials and/or participate in implementation and monitoring to ensure that the agenda developed by and with the community are considered and respected in the developing planning and implementation.
RESEARCH Research will be conducted using participatory and/or scientific methods with the local partners to assess biological, political and social management effectiveness.
PARTNERSHIP-BUILDING Forging partnerships is critical in developing constituency and expanding influence. SIKAT will establish working relationships with various sectors including but not limited to the following: government, academe, private sector, churches and CSOs with common agenda and development principles.
ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT Enterprise development will be one of the poverty alleviation strategies of SIKAT to the vulnerable groups identified which recognized social equity, equal access of men and women, and environment-friendly as some of its guiding principles.
KNOWLEDGE SHARING SIKAT generates lessons from experiences, assessment and monitoring, and researches. These lessons will be documented using different popular methodologies to reach broader target groups particularly the sectors SIKAT is working with in the project sites and beyond. SIKAT as a member of national, regional and local networks will also facilitate exchanges of information and knowledge.