To effectively implement the LP’s Action Plan requires proactive leadership by the LP. Financial and human resources may need to be mobilized, as well as the knowledge and skills of LP stakeholders. Shared leadership involves delegating leadership roles to different stakeholder groups based on their expertise. This encourages stakeholder involvement, contributes to creating a stronger sense of ownership of the process, as well as helping to rebalance potential inequitable power dynamics.
Successful implementation also requires efforts to sustain stakeholder attention and maintain momentum, since some actions may not bear fruit for many years. Robust internal and external communication strategies are critical to maintain stakeholder interest and attract new partners. Organising regular LP meetings is also important to provide opportunities to assess progress made, and discuss coordination needs and ways to maximize synergies, mitigate tradeoffs and mediate conflict.
Examples of LPs taking action include the Green Pearl programme in Haiti demonstrating how tracking and mapping action across the landscape enhances coordination while Fiji’s Great Sea Reef provides an example of a seascape actively taking a new approach to landscape investing.