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Learning for Sustainability Resource Updated

5 September 2007 - has been substantially revised and updated over the past few months. This site focuses on sustainability issues such as natural resource management, and provides an on-line guide for government agency staff, NGOs and other community leaders working to support multi-stakeholder learning processes. Here this support is used to refer to building the capacity of those many individuals in agencies and communities that directly or indirectly take the lead in initiating and supporting the many social process strands that support a learning society. The site provides links to key information sources on each strand - include networking, dialogue, adaptive management, knowledge management and evaluation. A short introduction to each section outlines the nature of the resource links provided, and provides pointers to other topic areas which are closely related in use.

Other pages provide links to guides, manuals and checklists that address issues such as participation and engagement. Collectively these pages highlight that we can learn common human dimensions lessons across different sectors, such as the HIV/AIDS sector, public health, and protected natural areas. A new section points to resources on underpinning social research methods including systems thinking, interdisciplinarity and action research. One page lists on-line resources for both post-graduate research students and their supervisors. Topics include thinking about the supervisory team, as well as tips for structuring and writing a thesis or dissertation.

The site also manages additional pages on finding volunteering and job opportunities. These are directly accessible from the main site indexing system. As with the rest of the site these sections bring links to lot of on-line resources together in one easy to access site, each link is annotated to provide a guide to its contents.

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