Capability Building for Natural Resource Management at the Local Level
University of the Philippines Los Banos
Victoria O. Espaldon
In an effort to arrest environmental degradation in the Manupali watershed and promote sustainable practices, the human resources capability building and enhancement program was developed. The capability building process was divided into four major stages: training needs analysis (TNA), development of training materials, implementation of the training course, and monitoring and evaluation. Year 1 of the project covered the conduct of the TNA. The current year, Year 2, includes the development of training materials, implementation of the training courses, and monitoring and evaluation. In keeping with the activities set for year 2, three streams of related trainings were undertaken. These were the Training of Trainers (TOT) for NRM and Sustain- able Land Use Planning (SLUP), the Training-Workshop on NRM and SLUP, and Training Workshop on Conducting Economic Policy Analysis at a Landscape Scale: A Stella-based Approach to Dy- namic Simulation.
Training Materials Development 1. To develop and package appropriate training materials consistent with the NRM framework for Manupali Watershed Training Course 1. To explain the concepts and principles of sustainable natural resources manage- ment and how these can be applied in specific environments. 2. To provide an array of different methodologies for natural resources planning and management, with focus on participatory and creative approaches. 3. To provide a venue whereby the target participants can be exposed to examples of sustainable natural resources management processes. 4. To identify conditions that may hamper or hasten sustainable natural resource management and how these conditions will be addressed. Monitoring and Assessment of Training Course Results and Action Plans 1. To determine the effectiveness of the training course, and 2. To determine mechanisms to address issues related to human resource capabil- ity building that may arise in the future.