In many developing countries, the role of local communities in using knowledge (both indigenous and others) to influence government has been largely ignored. This is caused by a variety of factors including deeply engrained policy positions that eschew the role of communities (Kigenyi et al., 2000). This has started a long-standing public policy debate and academic discourse on the role of community knowledge in mobilizing government and influencing decisionmaking processes. Consequently, we have witnessed that community knowledge is gradually gaining recognition and is beginning to influence decision-making, particularly in the field of natural resource management.