"Participatory Action Research for Community Based Natural Resource Management Workshop" in Vietnam Forestry University: Workshop Report

Conference Proceeding
"Participatory Action Research for Community Based Natural Resource Management Workshop" in Vietnam Forestry University: Workshop Report

The “Participatory Action Research for Community Based Natural Resource Management” workshop was held on 22‐26 July, 2013 at Vietnam Forestry University. Two instructors from RECOFTC – The Centre for People and Forests, Dr Nguyen Quang Tan and Mr Ahmad Dhiaulhaq, 16 researchers and students of VFU and 5 local government forestry officers participated in the workshop. This was the second workshop in a series of IGES‐VFU‐RECOFTC workshops on Community Participation in Forestry in Vietnam. These workshops are intentionally interactive and not the typical classroom lecture style of workshop. The participants were engaged through numerous experiential exercises. The first workshop, held in 2012, focused on the concept and value of participation. This second workshop focused on practical application of the concept of participation in social research and
“participatory action research (PAR).”

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