This activity involves carrying out in depth interviews with a subset of people that have been part of the household survey. We aim here to discuss their wellbeing by understanding what aspects of their lives are important to them, how satisfied they are with each aspects and their fears and hopes for the future. More specifically the respondents are asked to discuss how they benefit from various ecosystem services and how satisfied they are with the flow (or lack of flow) of these benefits.
Focus groups were also carried out to identify how various ecosystem service derived benefits can contribute to wellbeing and how important these links are. Finally we also carried out some focus groups to determine what are the main access mechanisms which can allow or prevent different people from obtaining benefits that the ecosystems can provide.
This allows us to identify how ESs contributes to WB and to what extent. It also allows us to get a wider view of wellbeing by looking at subjective and relational forms of wellbeing and also non ES specific aspects of wellbeing. Finally it allows us to identify some of the main access mechanisms at play. Good relationships are essential for WB. Ecosystem service derived benefits play an important role in maintaining these. Women and Men perceive the way the benefit from ES derived benefits very differently. Main team member responsible and other team members involved: Dominique, Anchinha, Amisse, Roberto, Carole, Jane, Siran and two household survey enumerators from Kenya.