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									Landscape functions and people
Bangkok, Thailand, 21 November - 2 December 2011

Applying strategic planning                            Aims and objectives
approaches for good natural                            The course offers participants an opportunity to
resource governance                                    familiarise themselves with current practices for
                                                       landscape approaches and will provide
Course focus                                           opportunities to develop practical skills and
The landscape approach seeks to link site-level        experience in the use of “principles” and “tools”
actions at farm or forest levels, to the broader       applicable     for  landscape-level    planning,
landscape or ecosystem level. Building on the          monitoring and implementation.
successes and failures of sector based strategic
planning approaches, it provides a more robust         The course will equip participants to:
cross-sectoral and integrated approach that can        • Understand the context, principles and
be used to contribute directly towards agreed              relevance of landscape approaches for
development goals for tackling poverty and                 natural resources governance in today’s
ensuring environmental sustainability.                     world
                                                       • Understand how landscape-level planning
Why landscape-level approaches?                            processes can be developed and how they
As managers and planners concerned with                    can be facilitated
natural resources, we need to take into account        • Become familiar with a variety of “tools” for
larger scale developments and trends such as               landscape-level strategic planning and gain
decentralisation, market development in for                experience in applying and adapting these
example tourism, and adapt and develop our                 in real-life situations
practice. Besides, community (or site-based)           • Understand how landscape approaches
planning approaches, however successful, can               can contribute to improved decision-
not readily cope with environmental and socio-             making, sustainable management, and
economic issues and opportunities beyond the               monitoring of natural resources.
community’s immediate sphere of influence.
This has highlighted the need for landscape-           Training methods
level approaches through which potentially             A variety of training approaches will be used. As
conflicting resource functions can be addressed.       with all our courses, the style will be
                                                       participatory and hands-on. Course facilitators
Similarly, the Convention on Biological Diversity      will encourage “learning by doing”. Participants
(CBD) which most countries have now ratified,          are expected to bring along their own material to
has called on governments to implement an              the course allowing them to share their
Ecosystem Approach to planning for natural             experiences with others. A web-based learning
resource management that is underpinned by a           platform is maintained to support participants in
set of guiding principles for best practice.           applying their individual action plan and learning
These       principles    require     inter-sectoral   in their work situation.
coordination and decision making at different           (http://portals.wi.wur.nl/landscapes/ )
levels – including at the landscape level–, and
by different stakeholders implying a complex,          Requirements for admission
multi-stakeholder process.                             Participants    should      be     experienced
The practical implementation of landscape              professionals with several years of working
approaches involves using iterative processes          experience in their subject matter area as well
adapted for specific, local contexts. To do this,      as competency in the English language.
we require new skills and combine various
planning tools that may differ significantly from
our conventional practices.

                                    Course Programme                                     Certificate
                                    The training programme is spread over two            Participants are          granted       a     Certificate   of
                                    weeks and includes three days of field work in       Attendance.
                                    Thailand to gain practical experience and skills.
                                    The main themes covered during the course will       Fees and accommodation
                                    include:                                             The tuition fee is € 2100 per participant. This
                                                                                         covers all course materials and training
                                    Concepts                                             expenses, health insurance while in Thailand
                                    • Principles and evolution of landscape-level        and all costs incurred during the field visit
                                       planning, from a systems perspective, with        (meals, accommodation and transport). An
                                       ample attention to the complexity and             additional expense of US$ 180 per participant
                                       uncertainty of landscape-level processes          will be charged for accommodation when
                                    • Social learning principles for landscape-          staying at RECOFTC (standard room with air-
                                       level approaches                                  conditioning) for the duration of the course.
                                                                                         Wageningen UR Centre for Development
                                    Processes                                            Innovation/RECOFTC        recommend        that
                                    • Design and facilitation of iterative               participants budget US$ 12 per day while in
                                       landscape-level planning processes                Thailand to cover meals and incidentals.
                                    • Defining and valuing landscape functions
                                    • Multi-stakeholder concepts and processes           NFP Fellowships
                                    • Institutional analysis and institutional           A limited number of fellowships is available from
                                       change                                            the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP)
                                    • Conflict analysis and transformation               for nationals of certain countries. NFP-
                                                                                         candidates must apply to Wageningen UR
                                    Field Practice                                       Centre for Development Innovation for
                                    Opportunities to learn about, practice using, and    admission to the training. In order to receive a
                                    adapt a range of tools and skills relevant for       fellowship and the admission letter, you have to
                                    landscape-level approaches based on the              apply for a NFP fellowship through the
                                    principles of action learning..                      Scholarship Online (SOL).
                                                                                         Acceptable candidates will receive a letter
                                    Implementation                                       informing them if they have been admitted.
                                    • Decision-making and resource allocation in         Applications for NFP fellowships should be
                                        a multi-stakeholder setting                      submitted to Wageningen UR Centre for
                                    • Crafting institutional arrangements for            Development Innovation before 1 May 2011.
                                        effective    implementation   and   good
                                        governance                                       More information: www.nuffic.nl/nfp
                                    • Monitoring for landscape-level impact              www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/services/Courses/Fellowships

                                    RECOFTC and Wageningen UR Centre for                 Wageningen UR Centre for Development
                                    Development Innovation reserve the right to          Innovation can not provide any funds to finance
                                    change the programme.                                the participants and is also unable to assist
                                                                                         applicants in obtaining sponsorship.
                                    This course programme is jointly developed and       Application
                                    implemented by Wageningen UR Centre for              The admission deadline for application directly
                                    Development Innovation and the RECOFTC               to Wageningen UR Centre for Development
                                    Centre for Forests and People in Bangkok.            Innovation with other funding, is 21 October
                                    RECOFTC                                              For additional information and online application:
                                    Kasetsart University, PO Box 1111                    www.cdi.wur.nl/UK/newsagenda.
                                    Bangkok 10903 Thailand
                                    Telephone: +(66-2) 940-5700
                                    Email: contact@recoftc.org
                                    Website: www.recoftc.org

Centre for Development Innovation   T +31 317 486 800                             Code: 88/10, Duration: 2 weeks, Period: 21 November – 2 December 2011
Wageningen UR                       F +31 317 486 801                             Application deadline for full programme: 21 October 2011
P.O. Box 88                         E: info.cdi@wur.nl                            NFP Fellowship application deadline: 22 April 2011
6700 AB Wageningen                  I: www.cdi.wur.nl
                                                                                  Date of publication: 6 January 2011/SvdW
The Netherlands                      

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