| Catalogue of training and information tools on community participation in human settlements |
The full involvement of communities in the development of shelter, infrastructure and services is an essential element of effective shelter strategies. All parties gain from co-operative and participatory forms of decision-making, implementation and maintenance in shelter programmes. Faced with large numbers of requests for appropriate training material which would support the practical application of community participation as a technique for carrying out shelter activities at the local level, the United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat) undertook to collect and analyse available training tools and modules. The present collection of 48 items of training material allows a first overview of tools which have been developed in different parts of the world for the purpose of training government officials and community representatives. The catalogue is composed of loose sheets, each of them carrying information on a specific training tool, including the name of its producer, a description of its content and purpose, and an appraisal of its use.
Five CATEGORIES are used:
- A. TRAINING/EDUCATION;
- B. COMMUNICATION/INFORMATION;
- C. CONSTRUCTION;
- D. CO-OPERATIVES;
- E. MISCELLANEOUS.
Within each category, four FORMATS are distinguished:
- 1. Bulletin, newsletter, handout, brochure, poster;
- 2. Manual, handbook, cartoon strip, fotonovela;
- 3. Game, exercise;
- 4. Audiovisual.
Each sheet carries a title which is the title of the training or information tool presented. This title is given in its original language, and so are any captions drawn from the material. The sheets indicate at the top in which languages the title is available.