Communication and Natural Resource Management
Prepared by The Communication Initiative in collaboration with the
Extension, Education and Communication Service
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Table of Contents
About the authors
Using This Book
A World of Finite Resources
Changing Approaches to Natural Resource Management
Communication for development and Social Change
Insights and Direction
Experience 1 - Community Based Natural Resource Management - Namibia
Theme: Principles and Action
Learning Objective: To improve participants' understanding of the relationship between differing communication principles for effective change, and the planning and organisation of their actions.
Experience 2 - Pastoralist Communication - Kenya
Theme: Voices and Action
Learning Objective: To advance participants' understanding of effective communication strategies, where substantive action is sourced in the voice and perspective of the people most affected.
Experience 3 - Indigenous Forest Management - Cambodia
Theme: Issue Analysis for Action
Learning Objective: To expand participants' skills at analyzing the issues to be addressed by the communication initiative.
Experience 4 - Recovering from Conflict - Viet Nam
Theme: Contextual Analysis for Action
Learning Objective: To improve participants' skills at analyzing the contexts for change.
Experience 5 - Internet Radio - Sri Lanka
Theme: Culture and Action
Learning Objective: To expand participants' awareness of the relationship between culture, context and strategy, in developing effective communication initiatives.
Experience 6 - Regional Networking - Costa Rica and Nicaragua
Theme: Behavioural or Social Action
Learning Objective: To develop participants' ability to understand the relation between individual behaviour change and structural/social obstacles or supports to that change.
Experience 7 - Creating Local Organic Markets - Turkey
Theme: Education or Dialogue for Action
Learning Objective: To improve participant's ability to understand key differences between approaches emphasising education or dialogue and the programmatic implications of those emphases.
Experience 8 - Environmental Education and Communication Project: El Salvador, The Gambia, and Jordan
Theme: Innovation and Action
Learning Objective: To heighten participants' critical skills at matching the requirements for action with the context for that action.
Drawing Your Own Conclusions
Theme: Planning for Action
Learning Objective: To prioritise the lessons of the previous 8 experiences and reflect on how they will impact your future communication for development and NRM work.