This learning guide has been designed specifically to give civil society and grassroots organizations a deeper understanding of the Voluntary guidelines on the responsible governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests in the context of national food security (VGGT) to enable the members of these organizations and their constituents to use the VGGT meaningfully and effectively to improve the governance of tenure in their respective countries.
This learning guide provides civil society organizations (CSOs) with a methodology and a set of materials to undertake training on the VGGT with civil society actors from the grassroots to the national level. Trainees will learn how to apply the VGGT to actual tenure governance challenges.
The primary intended users of this guide are CSO facilitators interested in organizing and delivering training on the VGGT. The eventual beneficiaries are the participants of such training, who are members of civil society seeking to defend or secure their tenure rights including representatives of social movements, leaders of rural, urban, and indigenous communities, indigenous people, peasants, the landless, agricultural workers, women and youth.
The training approach is participatory and experiential in order to actively engage participants in the learning process. The goal is to trigger a collective process of building knowledge based on the experience and the vision of the participants.
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate agreements and debate policy. FAO is also a source of knowledge and information.
FIAN International was founded in 1986 as the first international human rights organization to advocate for the realization of the right to adequate food and nutrition.
FIAN consists of national sections and individual members in over 50 countries around the world. FIAN is a not-for-profit organization without any religious or political affiliation and has consultative status to the United Nations.