Proceeding

FROM THE FORUM ON
OPERATIONALIZING SUSTAINABLE
LIVELIHOODS APPROACHES


Pontignano (Siena) 7-11 March 2000

CONTENTS


Acknowledgements

Chapter 1
Introduction

WHAT IS THIS DOCUMENT ABOUT AND WHOM IS IT MEANT FOR?

THE EVOLUTION OF AN IDEA

GOING BEYOND FAO: REACHING OUT TO OTHER AGENCIES

THE SLA FORUM: MOVING FROM INTENTION TO A CONCRETE PROJECT

DESIGNING THE PROCESS AND EVOLVING A STRATEGY FOR THE SLA FORUM

PARTICIPATORY DESIGN
THE STRATEGY AS IT EMERGED

Chapter 2
Creating a level playing field: the Web/E-Conference

THE ORGANIZATION OF THE WEB/E-CONFERENCE

WHAT WAS DISCUSSED AND WHERE DID IT LEAD?

THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND THE WEB/E-CONFERENCE

Chapter 3
The SLA Forum: Inauguration

JENNIE DEY-ABBAS OF FAO WELCOMES THE PARTICIPANTS

MICHAEL SCOTT OF DFID ADDRESSES THE FORUM

EXPECTATIONS AND ISSUES

A REFRESHER, A REMINDER AND A START: AN OVERVIEW OF SLA BY TIM FRANKENBERGER

Chapter 4
The Forum process and case study discussions

THE WAY IT WAS PLANNED

THE WAY IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED

GIVING DIRECTION TO THE FOLLOW-UP: THE POST-FORUM MEETING

THE CASE STUDY DISCUSSIONS

Chapter 5
Internalizing SLA: Agency reflections and the managers' meeting

AGENCY REFLECTIONS ON INTERNALIZATION

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Chapter 6
Evaluation

THE QUESTIONNAIRE

Annexes

Annex 1
List of participants

Annex 2
SLA Forum programme

Annex 3
Case study strategy/discussion notes

Annex 4
Theme papers discussed in the Web/E-Conference

Livelihoods approaches compared
Diana Carney with Michael Drinkwater and Tamara Rusinow (CARE),
Koos Neefjes (Oxfam) and Samir Wanmali and Naresh Singh (UNDP)

Operationalizing household livelihood security
Timothy R. Frankenberger, Michael Drinkwater, Daniel Maxwell

Appendix 1
IMPLEMENTING HLS ACROSS THE RELIEF-TO-DEVELOPMENT CONTINUUM

Appendix 2
USING A LIVELIHOOD FRAMEWORK TO INFORM POLICY

Appendix 3
DIAGNOSTIC SEQUENCING AND METHODS

Appendix 4
DEVELOPING FOCUSED PROJECT STRATEGIES: THE MALAWI CASE STUDY

Appendix 5
REFLECTIVE PRACTICE: THE ZAMBIA CASE STUDY

Sustainable livelihoods approaches at the policy level1
Anne M. Thomson

Institutions and sustainable livelihoods
Jim Bingen

Annex 5
Summary of main issues discussed in the Web/E-Conference

Annex 6
Technical lessons from the Web/E-Conference

Annex 7
A brief overview of sustainable livelihoods approaches

Annex 8
Summaries of the major case studies discussed at the Forum

Annex 9
Summaries of the mini-case studies presented at the SLA Forum

Annex 10
Transparencies for special presentations made at the SLA Forum

Annex 11
Inter-agency experiences and lessons

Annex 12
Minutes of the follow-up meeting held on 11 March 2000 at the SLA Forum

Annex 13
Evaluation of the SLA Forum

QUESTIONNAIRE


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