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General Action Program

Aim à Transfer and accompany a group of facilitators to design and implement methods based on COOPLAN and WAG for natural resource management


Key steps and milestones  :

-          Preparing workshop 1 – designing the specific pre-model and game

-          Workshop 1 à Exploring WAG and COOPLAN methods – Learning basics of process facilitation, debrieffing and evaluation – Framing process design via local pre-assessment.

-          Intermediary phase in Kenya for participants à experiments with the prototype process including COOPLAN and pre-game – extended assessment for specializing the methods and tools – selection of phase 2 participants

-          Workshop 2 à Advanced course on process design and specialization. Building dedicated process, COOPLAN adaptation and local game using the Wat-A-Game kit. Designing monitoring and evaluation.

-          Monitoring implementation and progress. Distant support for the process. Intern work.

-          Visit 3 : Assessing progress and development. Final report on achievements.


Workshops program :

WS1 (5 days) : Summary

-          D1

o   General introduction to the process.

o   The Uganda & Afromaison case studies – test of the Ugandan process – refs to the Ethiopian process

o   Discussion

-          D2

o   Summary of INRM / IWRM requirements

o   Aims and constraints for the local case studies according to the participants

o   Tool 1 : participatory assessment and modeling of the social and environmental situation with a dedicated WAG version

o   Training into game facilitation

-          D3

o   Tool 2 : assessing preferences for resource sharing using JUST-A-GRID

o   Tool 3 : action inventory in COOPLAN

-          D4

o   Tool 3 : action specification and integration in COOPLAN, toward action plans – Conditions of feasibility and efficiency

o   Tool 4 : coupling COOPLAN and WAG to explore actions and plans

-          D5

o   Observing and debriefing processes

o   Monitoring and evaluation of the process, context and outcomes

o   Global debriefing and organizing next actions in case studies


Intermediary phase 

Between WS1 and WS2, participants use the initial pre-game and the acquired processes to explore the situation and engage local stakeholders. We provide distant support and the intern woks with them. They provide feedback to all and we evaluate their input. We select the best with you for phase 2.




Workshop 2 (10 days, january / february) : becoming a process designer and implementer


-          COOPLAN

o   Actions listing with reference model

o   Actions specification

o   Constraints on the plan : feasibility, coherence, efficience

o   Integration process

o   Spatialization

-          WAG

o   Introduction to games and companion modeling

o   INI-WAG introduction

o   Framing cases, basin mapping

o   Resources analysis

o   Actors analysis, roles

o   Actions transfer from COOPLAN

o   Building action cards

o   Setting the game process

o   Testing the game

o   Rules specification for transfer

o   Practical building and adaptation conditions

-          Implementation process

o   Schedule

o   Institutional conditions

-          Monitoring and evaluation

o   Rationales and aims

o   Background model

o   Methods

§  Sessions

§  Outcomes

§  External impacts

o   Implementation tracking

o   Technical means

-          Benchmark session  to transfer the results by participants to other groups (PRA groups, etc)


They implement in their case studies. We support them and monitor progress with the intern.


the final mission in june or july should bring us to the implementation sites, assess outcomes by interviews and surveys, and work on larger outscaling process.