This book was designed for extension workers, and development field workers working with women's organizations, mixed gender groups, or individual women at the local level. It is also for those who train these extensionists. The format of the manual is mostly suited for small group discussions and group exercises.
Section I provides an overview of the importance of gender consideration and how women fit into environmental conservation. Section II outlines techniques for participatory analysis such as how to conduct a village interview, including what not to say and do. Rapid Rural Appraisal techniques are described. How to learn through women's perceptions of their situation, and how to deal with conflicts of interest are also addressed. Section III is a listing of women's organizations for resource conservation. Section IV gives a variety of conservation techniques. Examples are provided to stimulate thinking rather than to provide pat answers.
The emphasis is on learning from villagers. This book provides a clear and straightforward description of techniques for successful communication which is the basis for successful development.
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