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    A manual and resource book for popular participation training. Volume two. Selected examples of innovative training activities.

    United Nations. Department of Economic and Social Affairs

    New York, New York, United Nations, 1978. iv, 21 p. (ST/ESA/66 (Vol. II))

    This manual (volume 2) produced by the UN illustrates the efficacy of the process of information dissemination on innovative training activities to promote popular participation in the national, institutional and cultural development programs. Included also in this volume are examples of successful training conducted in various countries. The six items used to evaluate innovative training activities include field and country, identification of resources, sponsor, methods used, comments and specific techniques related to popular participation training. Chapter 1 presents the community development in the Central African Empire. Chapter 2 highlights the community development in Canada. Community development in Saudi Arabia is presented in chapter 3. Chapter 4 focuses on the functional education for family life planning program in Turkey, while chapter 5 introduces the family planning program in Indonesia. Chapter 6 presents the rural development in Honduras. Lastly, the Rural Women's Development and Participation program in the Philippines is evaluated.
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    A guideline for managing PEDAEX activities. Strategic integration of Population Education into Agricultural Extension Services (PEDAEX).

    Haider M

    Rome, Italy, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations [FAO], 1993. [6], 69 p.

    PEDAEX stands for the integration of Population Education into Agricultural Extension Services, a UNFPA funded interregional project operated by the UN Food and Agricultural Organization. The volume summarizes 8 pilot projects spanning 24 years of operation in East and North Africa, the Caribbean, Central America, and Asia. Agricultural extension services have served to increase farm production and income and to improve the quality of life for rural farmers. Population education has served to inform farmers of the implications of population growth for production and the effect of growth on the quality of life. Program goals were to achieve self sustainability in per capita food production, environmental sustainability, a balance between population growth and agricultural development, and an understanding of man/land ratios. The interventions have included incorporation of development policy objectives and national population policy into services, provision of technical and managerial support in a structured framework, communication resources, educational materials, and specialized training in curriculum development. Guidelines for integrating population education into agricultural extension were developed by the coordinators of the 8 pilot projects at a workshop in November 1991. 8 steps were identified: 1) development of an institutional framework; 2) identification of population education problems; 3) baseline survey recommendations; 4) development of population education concepts; 5) pretesting and production of PEDAEX Materials; 6) staff training in operations and management of PEDAEX field measures; 7) organization and management of new methods of PEDAEX implementation; and 8) evaluation processing. Each of the 8 steps was described and included specific recommendations. These recommendations were later extensively integrated in a separate descriptive listing by each step. For example, in step 1 the general recommendations were for more political support, programmatic linkages, and multisector inputs. Specifically, concerning the need for political support, the recommendation was to ensure that top level policy objectives and directives are used as guidance coupled with strong grassroots operations. Strategic actions were indicated and general recommendations were made for funding pilots, training extension workers, stronger services, and encouragement of leadership of local agencies.
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    The global partnership for environment and development. A guide to Agenda 21.

    United Nations Conference on Environment and Development [UNCED] (1992: Rio de Janeiro)

    Geneva, Switzerland, UNCED, Secretariat, 1992 Apr. [4], 116 p. (E.92.I.15)

    The UN Conference on Environmental and Development Preparatory Committee (UNCED) agreed on an action plan of global partnership for sustainable development and environmental protection entitled Agenda 21 to be adopted at the June 1992 UNCED in Rio de Janeiro. The priority actions are a call for action to achieve a prospering, just, and habitable world. These actions also promote a fertile, shared, and clean planet via extensive and responsible public participation at local, national, and global levels. Since most environmental problems originate with the failures and inadequacies of the current development process, the 1st action centers around revitalizing growth with sustainability including international policies to accelerate sustainable development in developing countries and integration of environment and development in decision making. The 2nd action is achieving sustainable living by attacking poverty, changing consumption patterns, and recognizing and acting on the links between population dynamics and sustainability, and providing basic health needs to preserve human health. The 3rd action addresses human settlements including urban water supplies, solid wastes management, and urban pollution and health. The 4th and 7th action plans incorporate the most subtopics. The 4th action plan calls for efficient resource use ranging from land resource planning and management to sustainable agriculture and rural development. The 7th plan is a call for individuals and groups to participate and be responsible for sustainable development. The major identified groups are women, children and youth, indigenous people, nongovernmental organizations, farmers, local authorities, trade unions, business and industry, and the scientific and technological community. The 5th plan addresses global and regional resources including protection of the atmosphere, the oceans and seas, and sustainable use of living marine resources. The 6th plan deals with management of toxic and hazardous chemicals and radioactive wastes.
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