Strengthening capacity for effective participation in forest governance reform processes

13 October 2009 | News story

From the Strengthening Voices for Better Choices (SVBC) project, a timely and tested guide to conducting a capacity needs assessment and developing a capacity-strengthening strategy for stakeholders in forest governance reforms.

Prepared by the Regional Community Forestry Training Center for Asia and the Pacific, or the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), this guide presents a staged approach to assessing capacity needs. The process suggested does not provide the “answer” – analysis, discussion, judgments, problem-solving and teamwork are required. What it does provide is a systematic, transparent and participatory way of considering capacity-strengthening needs, appropriate interventions and the resources to meet these needs.

An online resources page for this publication is available.