Regional training-of-trainers

Conflicts arising over forest and natural resources are globally on the increase, and these will continue to persist as long as inequitable systems of governance, ambiguous land and resource tenure, and other governance inadequacies still exist. The demand of forestry and natural resource professionals to analyze and mitigate these constraints, has been dramatically increased.

In order to have more practitioners on conflict management and mitigation, FAO and the NFP Facility developed an effective capacity building program for officers and experienced trainers. Delivery is through a phased and coached Training-of-Trainers program which is based on collaborative procedures such as consensual negotiation and mediation to address and resolve conflicts related to national forest programs.

The overall objective of the ToT program is to improve the capability of selected key-trainers to develop and facilitate high quality training in a participatory manner to effectively address conflict management in national forest programs.

Target audience:
The programme is designed for experienced trainers from national or sub-regional training institutions, non-governmental or governmental organizations. These can be:

  • Conflict management practitioners who have practical experiences in participatory/collaborative forest management and in facilitating participatory discussion and decision making processes, and
  • Trainers with experience in the design and implementation of training programmes.

Delivery approach:
The program is designed as a practical learning experience over approximately 8 weeks, delivered in four distinct phases. The phases include:

  • 1st phase: Pre-course assignment: Where Participants are asked to describe the current situation of conflict in either forestry or natural resource management in their areas. This enables to tailor the programme to more effectively meet participants learning needs.
  • 2nd phase: Training-of-Trainers workshop on collaborative conflict management for enhanced nfp's is conducted to provide prospective trainers the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills in training design and participatory training methods, and in reviewing basic forest conflict concepts and principles.
  • 3rd Phase: National level training where participants return to their working context to finalize plans and design for a national level "Collaborative Conflict Management Training for Enhanced NFPs". Coaching support is offered by FAO trainers to participants to provide feedback on the training approach and delivery during the national level training activities.
  • 4th Phase: Lesson Learning Workshop is a 3-day workshop organized to allow participants the opportunity to individually and jointly reflect on lessons learned from the basic training programs they developed and facilitated at country level. Experience sharing among all participants helps evolve suitable means to develop better local to national conflict management capacity building strategies and programs. 
last updated:  Monday, May 21, 2012