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These guidelines are a working instrument for use in conducting and moderating the DESIRE stakeholder workshops and the assessment of strategies to combat desertification. The DESIRE methodology was developed by the Centre for Development and Environment (CDE). It is based on experiences from the  "Learning for sustainability (L4S)" methodology (link expired) and the  WOCAT methodology.


1. Guidelines for Stakeholder Workshop 1: Identification of existing and potential prevention and mitigation strategies

The Guidelines contain specifications for the following:

  • Preparatory work of the moderator(s) prior to the workshop
  • Introduction to the workshop
  • Exercise 1: Picture gallery: Land degradation and land conservation issues
  • Exercise 2: The water and biomass cycles: the basis for agricultural production
  • Exercise 3: Local indicators for land degradation and conservation
  • Exercise 4: Stakeholders, their interest and influence in sustainable land management
  • Exercise 5: Recapitulation of intermediate workshop results - preparation of presentations
  • Exercise 6: Presentation of intermediate workshop results
  • Exercise 7: Already applied and potential solutions to identified problems of land degradation
  • Exercise 8: Synthesis - Outline of a strategy for sustainable land management
  • Annex 1: Report Format



2. Workshop support material: model cycles and thematic sheets


A variety of additional material (diagrams, questionnaires) is provided to support the workshops and the exercises. These are an essential to the workshop.



  • Support material
  • Biomass cycle
  • Water cycle


Thematic sheets
  • Matrix stakeholders
  • Thematic sheet - cycles
  • Thematic sheet - environment
  • Thematic sheet - SLM strategy
  • Thematic sheet - stakeholders
  • Titles thematic sheets


More details ... download the full Guidelines and workshop support material

iconWP3.1 Workshop Guidelines (2.15 MB)

 iconWP3.1 Cycles [1.91 MB]
 iconWP3.1 Thematic sheets [378.1 kB]
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