Kampung Mola WAKATOBI
Keterangan Foto Seorang nelayan sedang mengendarai perahu kecil di Kampung Mola, Wakatobi. © Nugroho Arif Prabowo/YKAN


Strengthening Wakatobi community business management through BMC

Villages located in dedicated conservation areas play a critical role in protecting local natural resources. Apart from safeguarding nature, they can ensure that environmental services and resources are used wisely and sustainably to improve people’s lives and enhance the economy. The community in Wakatobi National Park is committed to a range of activities to secure the region’s ecological and economic balance.

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Yayasan Konservasi Alam Nusantara (YKAN) partners with local stakeholder groups across the park, actively encouraging the Wakatobi community to balance conserving nature with improving community life. One way YKAN achieves this is by strengthening the business capacity of small community groups through BMC, a strategic management enhancement tool. YKAN hopes these livelihood groups will use BMC – Business Model Canvas – to identify customers, define key activities and analyze costs.

Photo Caption Business Model Canvas (BMC) training in Kulati Village. © La Ode Arifudin/YKAN

Since 2023, YKAN has facilitated BMC training for several small and medium-sized enterprises. These small businesses include a seaweed enterprise in Waduri Village called Kelompok Waduri Prima, a fish sauce venture in Kollo Soha Village called Kelompok Putri Hondue, and a fish cracker and conservation kiosk management activity known as Kelompok Padatimu Toasoki. In 2024, YKAN also introduced BMC to the Ta’e Laganda eco-tourism group and community-based tourism groups, Tadu Sangia and One Soea. Each of the groups received assistance through BMC’s four tourism services packages.

Local engagement in the training program encourages greater community engagement in natural resource management. YKAN hopes waters and coasts of Wakatobi National Park’s waters and coastline continue to be protected from destructive, unsustainable activities, and that its people continue their central role in maintaining economic and environmental balance.