|Forestry Training Manual: Inter-America Region (Peace Corps, 1986)|
This forestry training manual has been developed for use in the countries of the Inter-America Region of Peace Corps. The module or design lends itself to both single country or multi-country use. The design team received from the staff of Peace Corps/Ecuador and Paraguay extensive needs assessments for forestry training in their respective countries. The staff of both countries in turn had input and coordination from the Office of Program Development (OPD). We borrowed the format and some exercises which were modified for use in this forestry training program from the following OPD manuals: Close Service, Women in Development, In-Service Workshop Module, CAST Module and Multi-Cultural Model.
Each session of this training program builds towards or from the one(s) proceeding and following it. However with minor modification, sessions may be used independently.
The suggestions for timing, location and administration of the workshop are drawn from the results of the field testing done during the training. While the constraints of your setting may require modifying these guidelines, we suggest that special consideration he given to each of these categories so that training programs may he of the greatest benefits to the potential forestry volunteer.
An effort has been made to purge the instructions and materials of excessive training jargon. However, some remain. The trainer may want to further purge the training language if it gets in the way of communicating with the participants. It is hoped that the language and instructions in this manual facilitates a successful presentation of a forestry training program.