FAO Releases Training Manual on Managing Forest Policy Conflict
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The National Forest Programme Facility of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a training manual titled, "Collaborative Conflict Management for Enhanced National Forest Programmes," which which offers guidelines for creating and running training courses for practioners managing forest policy related conflict.

FAO26 March 2013: The National Forest Programme Facility of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a training manual titled, “Collaborative Conflict Management for Enhanced National Forest Programmes,” which offers guidelines for creating and running training courses for practitioners managing forest policy related conflict.

The manual outlines a number of steps for effective training including: identifying the participants; assessing the participants’ needs; setting the training objectives; preparing the training agenda; and following-up on the plan. The training manual suggests plans of procedure based on: an introduction to training and conflict; ways of managing conflict; an introduction to consensual negotiation and mediation; and building negotiation and mediation skills.

Finally the training manual offers sample case studies, methodologies for rapid daily feedback and detailed plans for daily sessions. [Publication: Collaborative Conflict Management for Enhanced National Forest Programmes]

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