Wednesday, 9 April 2008

e-learning course on Collaboration and Advocacy Techniques

The EC-FAO Food Security Programme has just published an e-learning course on Collaboration and Advocacy Techniques. The course was produced in collaboration with Overseas Development Institute's (ODI) Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) Programme and Women Thrive Worldwide.

The course consists of 3 lessons, of approximately 45 to 90 minutes duration each, for a total of about 3 hours of self-paced instruction.

The lesson presents the following tools and techniques:
- Stakeholder Analysis
- Social Network Analysis
- Group development
- Communities of practice
- Action Learning sets
- Six Thinking Hats
- Mind Maps
- Challenge sessions
- Storytelling
- Online strategies
- e-mail guidelines
- Peer Assists
- After Action Reviews
- Retrospects

The course is available on CD and the WWW. To access this and other courses free of charge visit the EC-FAO Food Security Information for Action Programme website at: Look under the Distance Learning section for more information.