Sustainability Governance in Traditional Crafts Communities: A Project Proposition

  • Walter Leal FilhoEmail author
  • Lez Rayman-Bacchus
Part of the World Sustainability Series book series (WSUSE)


This overview paper describes the relevance of sustainability governance to traditional crafts communities in developing economies. It highlights the importance of this work, both as a livelihood and as way of life, for millions of people. Some theoretical lenses for thinking about traditional craft communities are presented, as well as the practical challenges such communities face, especially in terms of potentially meeting sustainable development ambitions. The paper also describes a research design, comprising research aims, and the use of case studies, outlining how to address the research needed in this central field.


Sustainability Crafts Skills Stateholders Developing countries 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Life Sciences, Research and Transfer Centre “Sustainable Development and Climate Change Management”Hamburg University of Applied SciencesHamburgGermany
  2. 2.University of Winchester Business SchoolWinchesterUK

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