Title: MERGE : Managing Ecosystems and Resources with Gender Emphasis : List of documents, January 1996
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Title: MERGE : Managing Ecosystems and Resources with Gender Emphasis : List of documents, January 1996
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Language: English
Donor: Marianne Schmink ( endowment )
Publication Date: 1996
Copyright Date: 1996
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Tropical Conservation and Development Program pert 304 Grinter Hall
Center for Latin American Studies Tropical Research I PO Box 115531
Developmewt, Inc. Library Gainesville, FL 32611-5531
telephone: (352) 392-6548
M ERGE telefax: (352) 392-0085
Managing Ecosystems and Resources with Gender Emphasis e-mail: tcd@tcd.ufl.edu

MERGE seeks to strengthen the understanding of gender issues and community participation in
natural resource management on the part of both academic researchers and local technicians
responsible for the implementation of natural resource management projects. MERGE works
with partner organizations to carry out training and networking on gender and natural resource
management in specific sites in Brazil, Ecuador and Peru. These partnerships in Brazil include
World Wildlife Fund, PESACRE and several other local organizations and is supported by
grants from USAID's Global Climate Change program. A grant from the MacArthur
Foundation's Initiative on Gender and Natural Resource Management supports work in Ecuador
and Peru, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy, Conservation International, FLACSO-
Ecuador, and several local organizations.

Many of these are working documents and are not prepared for publication. We are making
some of them available to interested parties in the event that they may be useful. A small fee is
charged to cover reproduction and mailing costs. MERGE has established a site on the Internet
which serves to provide information on the program. Some items may be available at this
internet site( http://ww. tcd. ufl. edu/merge).


1) MERGE 1995 Annual Report submitted to The John D. and Catherine T.
MacArthur Foundation, Gender and Natural Resource Management Initiative,
January, 1996. English, 25 pages

The 1994-1995 annual report outlines the activities of the MERGE initiative supported by grant
funds from the MacArthur Foundation's Initiative on Gender and Natural Resource Management.
The report details grant funded program activities from 1 January 1995 through 31 December
1995. It also reflects pre-grant activities which took place in late 1994. These activities were
fundamental to the success of the MacArthur grant funded activities as well as the success of
related activities accomplished through MERGE/Brazil (funded by U.S.A.I.D. Global Climate
Change Program/Brazil).


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2) MERGE Partner's Bulletin
edited by Jon Dain, MERGE regional coordinator
written by MERGE regional committee members, Suely Anderson, Jon Dain, Denise
Garrafiel, Rosario Lanao and Susan Poats.

Bulletin #1 August 1995, (mixed English/Spanish), 9 pages;
Bulletin #2 November 1995, English, 16 pages;
Bulletin #2 November 1995, (mixed Spanish/Portuguese), 16 pages;

The bulletin reports current activities and facilitates communication and sharing of information
between MERGE partners.

3) Technical Lesson Plans in Gender, Gender Analysis, Community
Participation and Natural Resource Management, MERGE Training of
Trainers Course, University of Florida, 1995
compiled by Elena Bastidas, English, 136 pages

This is a collection of lesson plans that resulted from the Gender Analysis Training Course
delivered at the University of Florida in Fall 1995. The course aimed to impart training skills as
well as technical content related to gender, gender analysis, natural resource management and
community participation. Part I includes lesson plans presented by guest trainers delivered as part
of the technical content of the course. Part II includes lesson plans developed and delivered by
students during the course as part of their practical training. The students, working in pairs,
created a scenario and developed a 3-day training plan. Each lesson plan which appears here is
one session within their 3-day plan. Their lessons are supplemented by the student generated
scenario descriptions and a macro plan highlighting the session delivered in class. The plans
include a variety of teaching methods and participatory teaching techniques. Some lesson plans
include handouts and overheads.

4) Gender Analysis Training: a training of trainers course (AEE 6935,
University of Florida), Training Report, December 1995
compiled by Lisette M. Staal, English, 44 pages

This report documents the training of trainers course offered for graduate credit during Fall, 1995.
The program was designed to develop training skills for training in gender analysis and natural
resource management. It includes a summary, which addresses the planning, delivery and
evaluation of the program, and outlines recommendations. Also included is a list of participants,
course outline and evaluation.

5) MERGE/SUNY Specialized Training Program, Training Report,
December, 1995/PENDING

6) MERGE Conceptualization Workshop, Workshop Report, October 1995

7) Workshop on Social Science Research in the Amazon, sponsored by
MERGE with technical collaboration from ISPN (Instituto Sociedade,
Populacao e Natureza-Brasilia) Workshop Report, August 1995
by Connie Campbell, University of Florida, English (some Portuguese), 26 pages
Currently not available

This report summarizes the workshop held from July 31 August 1, 1995. The workshop was
part of a contract between MERGE and ISPN. ISPN, an NGO based in Brasilia, was contracted
to compile the results of social science research projects that had been carried out by the five
NGOs supported by; USAID's Global Climate Change Program(GCC) in Brazil. These five
NGOS had previously received assistance from the GENESYS project in order to carry out basic
socioeconomic surveys of the communities of colonist farmers, indigenous groups, extractive
producers or riberenos with which they were working. ISPN compiled the results of these
research projects and produced a report. The goals of the workshop were to share experiences
and lessons learned in the initial research projects, define topics for more in-depth or new research
and identify forms of possible collaboration among the participants in the area of socio-economic

8) Two training events in Ecuador: Community, Gender. Population and the
Environment and Community Participation (The Nature Conservancy) and
Gender in the Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (FLACSO)
Draft Training Report, June 1995
compiled by Lisette Staal, English (some Spanish), 25 pages plus a 57 page Appendix
Currently not available

This report documents highlights of the training process from planning, delivery and review stages
of two MERGE courses. It focuses on issues raised and lessons learned. The scheduling of the
FLACSO course on the heels of the TNC training course provided a unique opportunity for direct
application of lessons learned to the planning of the second course. Some of the lesson plans and
support materials appear in an appendix to the document.

9) Innovations and Partnerships: Working with Natural Resource
Management, Gender and Local Communities in the Tropics Conference
Report, April 1995
Edited by Marianne Schmink and Sandra L. Russo, English, 49 pages

The 44th Annual Latin American conference was held in Gainesville March 30-April 1, 1995,
sponsored by the MERGE (Managing the Environment and Resources with Gender Emphasis)
project of the Tropical Conservation and Development (TCD) program. There were 117
registered participants, including 44 from Latin America. The objectives of the conference
were to: (1) bring together field practitioners, administrators, and academic researchers
working with natural resource management (NRM) and gender, (2) bring together partners of
the MERGE project, (3) maximize discussion and interaction, (4) maximize voices from the
field, (5) exchange innovative presentations, and (6) share methodologies for working with
gender and NRM.

10) MERGE Partner's planning retreat, Workshop Report, March 1995

11) Training Techniques for Gender Analysis in Natural Resource
Management, Trainer's Report, December 1994
by Lisette Staal and Anne Todd-Bockarie, English, 26 pages

This report discusses a special training program designed to develop training skills for training in
gender analysis and natural resource management. It includes a summary, which addresses the
planning, delivery and evaluation of the program, and outlines recommendations. Also included is
a list of participants, course outline and evaluation.

12) Monitoring and Evaluation Training Course, GENESYS, Novo Airao,
Brazil, Training Report, August 1994
by Jon Dain, English (some Portuguese), 38 pages

This report summarizes the course held from August 20 28 in the small town of Novo Airao,
Amazonas in the Brazilian Amazon. The goal of the training was to provide the participants with
the concepts and skills necessary to design a basic Monitoring and Evaluation System for
measuring impacts of NGO activities n men and women. The report includes general background
information, course descriptions, participant evaluations and course strengths and weaknesses.

13) Gender Analysis Tools Workshop, MERGE/Genesys, Rio Branco Brazil
Training Report, June 1994
by Lisette Staal, English (some Portuguese), 29 pages plus photos

The workshop, sponsored by GENESYS, was part of the final activities of the GENESYS
program in Brazil and the transition to MERGE in order to provide a bridge to future activities.
The report provides a summary of the training, training schedule, comments on individual sessions
and list of participants.

14) Gender Analysis Tools Workshop, MERGE/Genesys, Rio Branco Brazil
Report on monitoring and evaluation of training tools, June 1994
by Lisette Staal, English, 17 pages

This report focuses on the gender analysis tools presented during the workshop. The process for
the monitoring is described and results reported.

15) Gender Tools and Natural Resource Management: A cross-training
workshop, Workshop Report, March 1994
English, 22 pages

A brief report of the results of a workshop convened to examine new and modified gender
analysis tools for natural resource management. The workshop's main focus was to share
experiences and exchange constructive feedback on tools and to identify linkages for further
development of approaches and materials. Report contains a brief summary, list of participants,
workshop schedule, and some activity results.



1) La Perspectiva de Genero: Sociedad y Naturaleza, Memorial del Taller,
Septiembre 1995
Spanish, 22 pages

2) Poblacion y Uso de Recursos, Proyecto CUI-AO, San Antonio, SNPH
Memoria del Taller, Julio1995
Spanish, 11 pages

3) Poblacion y Uso de Recursos, Nucleo Ejecutor Vivero Forestal Fruticola
Multicomunal, Comunidad San Juan Grande, Provincia del Manu.
Memoria del Taller, Julio 1995
Spanish, 8 pages

4) Incorporacion del Analisis de Genero en Proyectos de Manejo de Recursos
y Conservacion, Puerto Maldanado
Memoria del Taller, Marzo 1995
Spanish, 10 pages

5) Incorporacion de la Perspectiva de Genero en Proyectos de Concervacion y
Manejo de Recursos, Iberia
Memoria del Taller, Marzo 1995
Spanish, 11 pages

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