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Contents

The Farallones Institute Rural Center

CHP International, INC.

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Phase I: Introduction to training

Phase I Calendar

Session 1. Sharing perceptions of appropriate technology: an ice breaker

Session 2. Defining expectations of the appropriate community technology training program

Session 3. Group resource assessment

Session 4. Appropriate educational and learning processes part 1: non-formal education (nfe) and international community development work

Session 4. Appropriate educational and learning processes part 2: adult learning theory and how it is used in this training program

Session 5. Development of facilitation skills criteria

Session 6. Cross-cultural awareness and communication

Session 7. Hollow square

Session 8. Health in a cross-cultural context

Session 9. Community resource investigation

Session 10. An exercise in problem solving: formulating a plan for well-being

Session 11. Communication and listening skills

Session 12. Construction of earthen block molds: a focus on group dynamics

Session 13. Construction of earthen blocks

Session 14. Global energy issues

Session 15. Introduction to the evaluation process

Session 16. Evaluation and integration of training themes

Phase II: Earthen construction and fuel-saving cookstoves

Phase II Calendar

Session 1. Environmental health and sanitation

Session 2. Traditional methods of cooking: an introduction to cookstove technologies

Session 3. Fuel-saying cookstoves: gathering information

Session 4. Cookstove design and innovations

Session 5. Thinking in pictures: introduction to design drawing

Session 6. Introduction to independent study

Session 7. Cookstove operation function and design principles

Session 8. Understanding the cookstove design process and soil mixes

Session 9. Insolation meter construction

Session 10. Cookstove construction

Session 11. Nature of volunteerism: expectations beyond training

Session 12. Food issues

Session 13. The role of the volunteer in development: definition of appropriate technology

Session 14. Stove promotion and dissemination

Session 15. Explaining completed cookstoves

Session 16. Evaluating cookstove efficiency

Session 17. Diagnosing and repairing malfunctioning cookstoves

Session 18. Other responses to fuel scarcity

Session 19. Charcoal production and stoves

Session 20. Custom and food

Session 21. Design and construction of the second stove part one: stove base

Session 22. Alternative cookstoves: presentations

Session 23. Basic nutrition

Session 24. Cookstove operation

Session 25. Cookstove development and innovation

Session 26. Cookstove information and resources/ evaluation of cookstove training

Phase III: Pedal/treadle power

Phase III Calendar

Session 1. Maternal and child health: part 1

Session 2. The path of the sun

Session 3. Introduction to pedal/treadle power

Session 4. Design considerations for pedal/treadle power

Session 5. Classical mechanics: principles of pedal/treadle power

Session 6. Use of appropriate aids to communication

Session 7. Maternal and child health: part 2

Session 8. Part one: familiarization with materials and tools

Session 8. Part two: familiarization with the bicycle

Session 9. Introduction to design considerations

Session 10. Presentation of designs

Session 11. Construction of pedal/treadle-powered devices

Session 12. Blacksmithing and metalwork

Session 13. Appropriate technologies for health

Session 14. Case studies in community health

Session 15. Preparation for pedal/treadle presentations* *

Session 16. Heat transfer

Session 17. The role of the volunteer in development: international development part 1: the green revolution: successes and failures

Session 18. Presentation of pedal/treadle-power devices

Session 19. Volunteers in development part one. Women in development

Session 20. Mid-program evaluation part one : program evaluation

Phase IV: Solar water heaters

Phase IV Calendar

Session 1. The role of the volunteer in development: international development part 2: the green revolution: successes and failures

Session 2. Introduction to solar water heaters

Session 3. Assessing community water needs and uses

Session 4. Introduction to solar water heating: determining hot water demand

Session 5. Plumbing a solar water heater

Session 6. Sizing a solar water heater

Session 7. Demonstrating a technical concept

Session 8. Shade mapping and solar siting

Session 9. Design of solar water heaters.

Session 10. Construction of solar water heaters

Session 11. Multi-media standard first aid

Session 12. Wind technology

Session 13. Volunteer in development part 2: women in development

Session 14. House design in four climates

Session 15. Presentation of solar water heaters

Phase V: Solar agricultural dryers

Phase V Calendar

Session 1. Introduction to agricultural dryers

Session 2. Tour of solar dryers

Session 3. Solar agricultural dryer design procedures and rules of thumb

Session 4. Two-hour dryer construction

Session 5. Review of existing solar dryer plans

Session 6. Smoke testing solar dryers

Session 7. Introducing new technologies: solar dryers

Session 8. Design of solar agricultural dryers

Session 9. Site selection and preparation

Session 10. Construction of solar agricultural dryers

Session 11. Issues and methods in development and diffusion of appropriate technology

Session 12. Natural cooling

Session 13. Approaches to health systems

Session 14. Nutritional gardening

Session 15. Practical drying tips

Session 16. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Session 17. Dryer assessment and modification

Session 18. Introduction to cost benefit analysis (cba)

Session 19. Presentation of solar dryers

Session 20. Introduction to the final phase of the training program

Phase VI: Concluding the program: The energy fair

Phase VI Calendar

Session 1. Orientation to final assessment and evaluation

Session 2. Preparation for the energy fair

Session 3. The energy fair

Session 4. Final clean-up and project disassembly

Session 5. Energy fair evaluation

Session 6. Training program evaluation

Session 7. Resources

Appendices

Appendix A: Skills for development facilitators

Appendix B: Two-week workshops

Appendix C: Bibliographies