Decentralisation of decision-making at all levels is crucial in supporting CCAs, however an important ingredient for decision-making is availability of information and possibilities for cross fertilization of idea and information.

One important way of constantly making such information available at all levels and understanding the implications of legal prescriptions or ground actions, is constant discussions and dialogues.

Supported by UNDP Small Grants Programme, Kalpavriksh has been organizing consultations among various actors involved in CCAs in India and other South Asian countries. Each of these workshops focused on reviewing and updating the status of knowledge on CCAs, sharing experiences of successes and failures, threats and opportunities, and consolidating proposals for future joint action. The consultations have been organised by Kalpavriksh in association with national or regional partners include:

(a) A subregional workshop on CCAs in North-East India, at Nowgaon, Assam in association with Winrock International and Science College Nowgaon (May 2009) : Draft Report

(b) A national workshop on CCAs in Nepal, in Kathmandu in association with Forest Action Nepal, (August 2009):Draft Report

(c) A South Asia regional workshop, in Kathmandu in association with Forest Action Nepal (August 2009): Draft Report

(c) A subregional workshop on CCAs in West India, at Jaipur, Rajasthan in association with CenSe and KRAPAVIS, (October 2009): Draft Report

(d) A national workshop on CCAS in Bangladesh, in Dhaka, in association with Wildlife Trust of Bangladesh, (February 2010): Draft Report

(e) A national workshop on CCAs in Sri Lanka, in Colombo, in association with Public Interest Law Foundation, (June 2010): Draft Report