Wednesday, September 05, 2012
TRAINING: Wageningen Course on Competing Claims on Natural Resources
The competing claims approach is a response to failing conventional NRM approaches that tend to embrace a discourse of inclusiveness and ‘easy’ win-win situations and that are unable to deal with conflicting interests, the different perceptions of stakeholders on conservation vis-à-vis development, power imbalances across and between multiple scale levels in the NRM sectors, and the implications of rapidly changing global-local interrelations in environmental governance and markets.
The overall aim of the course is to contribute to sustainable natural resources management by building capacity to manage (potentially) conflicting claims on natural resources. Upon completion of the course you will:
- be able to contextualise and apply analytical frameworks and methodologies to better understand competing claims on natural resources from a sustainable development (‘people, planet, profit’) perspective;
- be able to examine different conflict management approaches and develop competencies to manage related change processes;
- be able to practice a broad range of skills to manage conflict and facilitate informed negotiation processes;
- be able to review institutional arrangements that hamper or foster negotiated outcomes in resource use;
- be able to share and document cases of competing claims on natural resources in order to analyse the potential for positive social change.
The course has been designed for:
- staff from government, private sector, NGOs and research institutes in policy development, management, and R&D positions in the forestry, wildlife tourism,agriculture, water management and fisheries sectors.
The deadline to apply for a Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) scholarship for this course is October 1, 2012