Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Enhancing stakeholder participation in national forest programmes - Tools for practitioners

Author O'Hara', P.
Year of publication 2009
This publication explains the rationale for enhancing stakeholder participation in nfp processes, describes skills, and instructs on methods for enhancing stakeholder participation in nfps. Stakeholder Participation is practically demonstrated throughout the nfp phases of analysis; policy formulation and planning; implementation; and monitoring and evaluation (M&E)1. None of these methods and tools are prescriptive but are subject to country-specific interpretation and adaptation. This guidance material is designed for use by nfp facilitators, multi-stakeholder steering committee members, actors in the nfp and others interested in increasing participation in the forest sector. Users do not need a technical forestry background.The toolbox is designed to be accessible to a wide range of readers with and without previous experience of participatory methods. For those with experience, this publication provides new ways of applying established participatory methods to purposes related to nfps.
Type of Tool
Guidelines, manual, kits for trainers
Scale of Application
Forest Management Unit
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)

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