2017 Edition: Namati's Community Land Protection Facilitators Guide

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to report that we have updated our Community Land Protection Facilitators Guide; our 2017 edition includes:

  1. A new chapter on good practices for community meeting facilitation, entitled “The Art of Good Facilitation;”
  2. A new chapter on how to collaborate and work with government officials throughout the community land protection process; and
  3. A dramatically improved and clarified chapter describing how best to support communities to draft bylaws for good governance of lands and natural resources.

The new Guide can be downloaded here.

We aim to update the Community Land Protection Facilitators Guide every year, as we and our partners continue to learn, innovate and adapt to new challenges and opportunities that arise. If you have any feedback on how we can improve the Guide, please do not hesitate to contact us - we would love to hear from you.

Warmest regards,

Rachael, Jaron, David and the whole Community Land Protection team


Thanks @rachaelknight,

For the update and i must say that this is quite some great work.


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Dear @rachaelknight,

Many thanks for this very fine document. Where and how has it been disseminated? Which countries have you been working in , and thus which countries practices are being illustrated. Are there other places you know about for whom it would not be relevant?



Hello Everyone,

We remain inspired with the fantastic work of colleagues around the Globe. Let’s continue to make lives meaningful through our Legal Empowerment efforts.

Many thanks to everyone


This is fabulous news - congratulations on getting a new edition out, and kudos for your laudable aim to update it every year. :seedling:

@rachaelknight @michaelotto: Is the online version of the guide also updated already? Or should people just focus on the downloadable PDF for the moment?

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The on-line version is not updated; only the downloadable version is new and updated. We will be updating the guide annually; let’s indeed get the on-line version adjusted as well!