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Guidance for hosting/facilitating the ENCAP EA-ESDM Course

Please note. This page assumes you are interested in presenting a "typical" ENCAP course. The course materials, logistical arrangements, and agenda can and should be adapted to individual circumstances. However, field visits and the practical exercises based on these visits are essential to the learning experience and should not be eliminated.

The Course Preparation and Delivery Guide provides the information, resources, and lessons learned necessary for a successful presentation of the course.

Key hosting/logistics notes from the Guide are as follows:

Basic Course Facts
5 full days; 25-40 participants
Venue & Catering
Sleeping accomodations, meeting facilities, and full meals for duration of course. The venue should be removed from the capital and convenient to the case sites
Local Resource Persons
The course engages 2 host country experts, an ecological specialist and a socio-cultural specialist. These individuals, write background papers and present/facilitate at the coruse. They also identify resource materials, individuals and institutions useful to conducting environmental assessment in the local context. The contributions of these individuals are essential to customizing the course to the local setting.
Case Site Selection and Briefings
The 1-day case site visit is the center of the chourse. Participants formulate environmental review documentation based on these visits. Case sites are typically identified during the preplanning visit (below), 3-6 months in advance of the course. Case site briefings are drafted following the preplanning visit.
Organizers must assure transport to the case study sites, and in some cases to the course venue.
For most courses, participants have paid the costs of lodging and meals. ENCAP has typically covered the cost of course materials and the preplanning visit. The sponsoring mission has typically covered the costs of local experts and the logistics coordinator.
Logistics Coordinator
Most courses have engaged a contracted coordinator to handle course logistics, which are particularly heavy in the month leading up to the course. The role has also been fulfilled by mission personnel or USAID partner staff.
Preplanning Visit
The preplanning leadmakes a preplanning visit, usually 3-6 months before the course.The preplanning visit identifies case study sites, venue, and local experts, and logistics arrangements.

Two additional files needed by facilitators for capturing participant information and then incorporating it into the Participants Database on this website, are the following:

image of Word icon ENCAP sign-in sheet.doc . image of excel icon Excel Input File for ENCAP DB.xls

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