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Ecosystem Management: Concept to local-scale implementation - Facilitator Manual

Ecosystem Management: Concept to local-scale implementation - Facilitator Manual

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Published by: United Nations Environment Programme on Aug 10, 2012
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2012 Facilitator Manual 
Facilitator Manual
UNEP--IISD Ecosystem Management
Facilitator Manual 2012 Facilitator Manual 
ntroducon for Facilitators
Parcipant Quesonnaire
Sample Agenda for the Week
Day 1: A Common Starng Point
Module 1: Opening and Introducons
Module 2: Starng Here—An inial conceptual framework 
Working lunch
Module 3: Complementaries Between IWRM and EM
Module 4: The Structure and Funcon of Ecosystems
Day 2: Thinking Like an Ecosystem
Module 5: A Conceptual Framework for Understanding Ecosystem State and Impact 
Module 6: State of Ecosystem Services and Funconing
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Mid-term Assessment 
Module 7: Field Trip
Day 3: Thinking and Acng Like a Manager
Module 8: Understanding Current Condions
Module 9: Thinking Like a Manager: Beginning the cycle of strategic, adapve management 
Module 10: Human Acvies Are Central to Ecosystem Managemen
Module 11: Incenves and Tools for Local-scale Management 
Day 4: Managing our Ecosystems
Module 12: Valuing Ecosystem Services
Module 13: Trade-os and Goals for Ecosystem Management 
Module 14: Field trip
Day 5: Pung It All to Work
Module 15: Selecng Tools for a Local Applicaon
Module 16: Monitoring and evaluaon
Module 17: Compleng the Cycle of Strategic, Adapve Management 
Module 18: Close Workshop
Workshop Evaluaon
Prepared by:
Jim Perry (IISD & University of Minnesota), Nick Ahrensberg (DHI), Richard Bahumwire (CREPA), Stefano Barchiesi (IUCN),Livia Bizikova (IISD), Peter Koefoed Bjornsen (DGH), Philip Bubb (WCMC), Steve Carver (University of Leeds), Thomas Chiramba (UNEPDEPI), David Coates (CBD), Richard Kenchington (UNEP DEPI and University of Wollongong), Elizabeth Khaka (UNEP DEPI), Birguy Lamizana(UNOPS), Christo Marais (Dept Water Aairs, South Africa), Nora Mzavanadze (Central European University), László Pintér (IISD), DimpleRoy (IISD), Mark Smith (IUCN), Darren Swanson (IISD), Henry (Hank) Venema (IISD), Alan Watson (Leopold Instute)
ISBN: 978-92-807-3253-5
Job Number: DEP/1505/NA
Copyright UNEP 2012
Please send enquiries to depiinfo@unep.org or info@iisd.ca
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UNEP--IISD Ecosystem Management
Facilitator Manual 2012 Facilitator Manual 
Introducon for Facilitators
This Ecosystem Management training program is designed to bring together, in a facilitated andhighly interacve seng, a group of 15–30 catchment managers, advancing their interest and skill inecosystem approaches to water and to their catchment. Our opening perspecve is that the managersmost likely to aend are based in integrated watershed management IWRM and bring an engineers’approach to resource management. These materials are designed to support a facilitated, face-to-face,week-long workshop that will empower such managers to understand the tools and concepts neededto build programs, direct sta and allocate resources as they develop and implement an ecosystemapproach. This week-long workshop is designed to be a facilitated experience; there is no intent that aparcipant will read and master the materials on their own.There always will be benet in local adaptaon and customizaon of materials to be oered. Local casestudies, a local facilitator, and strong local examples demonstrang gender roles are expected in everyapplicaon of the materials. It is quite possible, for example, that the most appropriate parcipantsin a region are unable to parcipate for more than 3 and a half days. In such an instance, it wouldappropriate to select a subset of these materials that best meets the needs of that chosen audience.The role of the facilitators is central to the capacity-building approach we oer in the materials.We expect that there will be two facilitators involved in each oering of the training. Usually, oneof those two will be familiar with the training materials themselves, and familiar with the eld of ecosystem management. The second person is expected to have at least some experience in capacitybuilding and in water or ecosystem management but is expected to play a more signicant role inlocal calibraon. As described below, the training is designed to be held in a self-contained, relavelyisolated seng, perhaps a training facility or a lodge in a relavely rural seng. Such a seng willencourage the parcipants to focus on the material and the interacons, rather than on distraconsfrom a surrounding community. The seng also will facilitate the two eld trips that are built into thetraining design. We ancipate that the local facilitator will be very familiar with the physical seng of the training (i.e., the catchment where the training is being held) and therefore, will be able to lead localcalibraon (i.e., development of local case studies, interpretaon of the materials in a local context,selecon of parcipants, idenfying gender specic examples, and arranging local logiscs).Our intent in designing these materials is that the two facilitators play very signicant but disnct roles.The role of the local facilitator is envisioned to include:• Idenfying and recruing parcipants, including sending, collecng and synthesizing the pre-quesonnaire;• Choosing the training facility (following the guidance below) and ensuring that it meets theneeds of the workshop;• Selecng a local catchment for the two eld trips, and ensuring that the parcipants canview appropriate management pracces, meet with local people, and have access to lunch,bathrooms and other amenies in the local catchment;

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