This guide was developed to help address an agglomeration of factors disabling the optimum performance of Ward Committees and the pulling together of all municipal stakeholders.
Resources: Training Manuals
‘Understanding Religious Fundamentalisms for Activists’ is a user-friendly resource manual created for rights activists facing religious fundamentalist opposition to their work. The manual brings together the innovative research and analysis produced by the Association for Women In Development’s Challenging Religious Fundamentalisms programme over the past six years, drawing on the experiences of hundreds of women’s rights activists in diverse regions of the world.
‘Cereal Crops: Guide to Identifying and Managing Nutrient Deficiencies in Cereal is a 50-page field guide (8 1/2 x 11 in. size, wire-o bound) designed to describe the underlying causes of nutrient deficiencies in maize, wheat, rice, sorghum, pearl millet, and barley, with tips on how they might be prevented or remedied.
‘Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions’ (NAMAs) are fast becoming the climate finance vehicle of choice to help developing countries transition to low carbon, climate resilient futures. Developing countries, their development partners and other actors in and around the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) are working to operationalise the concept to leverage domestic climate finance with bilateral and multilateral support, and through carbon markets.
Although referencing Nepal, the material is invaluable for three-day workshops for all conflict and post-conflict regions, for United Nations/international organisation, military and non-governmental organisation/civil society organisation peace- and democracy-building use. The workbook contains tools, hand-outs, briefing information sheets and selected reading materials. It is accompanied by two sets of PowerPoint slides: Gender and security and Security and security sector reform (SSR) and a Companion workbook.
This manual is the product of a broad participatory process involving experts from the field of law enforcement and prosecution from several regions of the world. These experts contributed their time, imparted their expertise, shared their experiences and brought boundless energy and enthusiasm to the process of elaborating these training modules.
‘Psychosocial Care for Women in Shelter Homes’ highlights the issues of a neglected segment of vulnerable among the vulnerable - ‘women in shelter homes’. Very little efforts have been made earlier to understand the problems and concerns of these women. It is crucial to note that the issues of the staff who work in shelter homes were never addressed too. It has been observed that the understanding of psychosocial care has been very limited in these shelter homes.
‘Training guide: Gender and Climate Change Research in Agriculture and Food Security for Rural Development’ provides users with resources and tools for collecting, analysing and sharing gender-sensitive information about agricultural communities, households and individual household members who are facing climatic changes.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime’s ‘In‐Depth Training Manual on Investigating and Prosecuting the Smuggling of Migrants’ is the product of criminal justice expertise gathered from around the world. The diversity of those involved in the process of elaborating the manual reflects its target audience of criminal justice practitioners including investigators, examining judges, investigating judges, prosecutors, magistrates, law enforcement officers, border agents and all other professionals who are involved in the criminal justice system.
‘Mobilising Religious Communities to Respond to Gender-Based Violence and HIV: A Training Manual’ has been designed to guide trainers in conducting workshops for religious leaders and women leaders of faith on GBV and HIV. Produced by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the manual created specifically for heads of religious organisations, such as inter-religious councils and women’s religious organisations.
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