Training Materials

The Project –‘Conservation and Sustainable Management of Coastal and Marine Protected Areas (CMPA)’, has produced training materials on coastal and marine biodiversity conservation and Marine Protected Areas. These training materials are based on competency-based curricula, and are developed by a multi-disciplinary and multi-sector group of experts from India and other countries. The materials have been developed in partnership with Premier National and State level Forest, Fisheries and media training institutes of India, who are now using these materials as part of their regular curriculum. To facilitate the trainers from the partner institutes and others, Trainer’s Kits have also been developed, containing training methods, training tools and handouts, to guide and support the use of participatory approaches to training delivery. The Trainer’s Kits have been highlighted in boxes for easy view.


Trainer’s Guide: Participatory Methods of Training for Effective Content Delivery for the trainers of forest, fisheries and media sectors (2015): This trainer’s guide has been designed to facilitate trainers and experts of forest, fisheries and media sectors in delivering their courses and sessions effectively through the use of participatory methods. This guide serves as a compendium of selected participatory training methods, which are innovative, have been tested for their effectiveness, and are easy to be applied. The guide consists of four sections: The first section provides an overview of the concept of capacity development and the philosophy, the second section provides different training and learning concepts, third section provides a comprehensive list and an overview of various participatory training methods, and the fourth section provides methods for organizing successful field expeditions. The guide can be accessed here

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Training Resource Material: Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management for field-level managers of coastal and marine resources (2015), is a modular training material, with eight modules, suitable for the field-level MPA manager's training in India for the staff of Forest departments as well as field-level staff of other relevant departments. Click here, for an overview of this training material. Click on the respective language links for accessing detailed training material in

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Trainer’s Kit: Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management for Field-Level MPA Managers, Using participatory training methods (2015). This "Trainer's Kit" is useful for the faculty members, trainers and other experts delivering courses/ expeditions on "Coastal and marine biodiversity and protected area management" for the field-level managers. The Trainer's Kit contains the following: Training Resource Material (8 modules), Trainer’s Guide: Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management for Field-Level MPA Managers, Using participatory training methods, and the Trainer’s Guide: Participatory Methods of Training for Effective Content Delivery for the trainers of forest, fisheries and media sectors. Click here to access the trainer’s kit.

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Training Resource Material: Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management for MPA managers (2017): Indian Forest Service officers is a modular course, with 12 modules, and a “Field Learning Journal” suitable for the senior level officers. The course uses a competencies-based curriculum with a strong emphasis on field based exercises using participatory methods of training and learning. The training material is developed by a competent team of experts drawn from forest, fisheries and media sectors, bringing in a truly cross-sector perspective to the whole process of capacity development. . Click here , for an overview of this training material. Click on the respective language links for accessing detailed training material in English.

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Trainer’s Kit: Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management (2017). This "Trainer's Kit" is useful for the faculty members, trainers and other experts delivering courses/ expeditions on "Coastal and marine biodiversity and protected area management" for the senior IFS officers and officers from other departments/ sectors working on coastal and marine ecosystem issues. The Trainer's Kit contains the following: Training Resource Material (12 modules), the Trainer’s Guide: Participatory Methods of Training for Effective Content Delivery for the trainers of forest, fisheries and media sectors, and a “Field Learning Journal”. Click here to access the trainer’s kit.

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Trainer's Kit: Sustainable Management of Marine Fisheries for Conserving Coastal and Marine resources For managers of coastal marine resources: Towards Facilitating a process of cross-sector dialogue for coastal and marine biodiversity conservation, this "Trainer's Kit" is useful for the faculty members, trainers and other experts implementing Training Expedition on "Sustainable Management of Marine Fisheries for Conserving Coastal and Marine resources" for the field-level managers. The Trainer's Kit contains training Resource Material for MPA managers (8 modules), Trainer’s Guide: Participatory Methods of Training for Effective Content Delivery for the trainers of forest, fisheries and media sectors, and a “Field Learning Journal” for the participants. Click here for an overview of this material, and to access the complete Trainer’s Kit, click here.

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Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Probationers: To ensure a long term and widespread impact of the capacity development measures and to mainstream coastal and marine biodiversity into conservation planning in India, it is imperative that this issue gets integrated in the training curriculum of the probationary officers of the Indian Forest Service. Keeping this in mind, the CMPA project of GIZ and the Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy (IGNFA) have designed specialized training measures for the IFS probationers, on coastal and marine biodiversity and MPA management. . Click here for an overview, and to access the Training materials, click here

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Facilitator's Kit: Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management for the Indian Forest Service (IFS) Probationers (2017): This "Facilitator's Kit" is useful for the faculty members, trainers and other experts delivering courses/ training expeditions on "Coastal and marine biodiversity and protected area management" for the IFS probationers. The Facilitator's Kit contains the training resource material, field learning journal, a Facilitator’s Guide: Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management for IFS Probationers, and the Trainer’s Guide: Participatory Methods of Training for Effective Content Delivery for the trainers of forest, fisheries and media sectors. Click here for an overview, and to access the complete Facilitator’s Kit, click here.

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Training Resource Material: Communicating Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management through the Media- For Media Professionals, Students and Trainers: This modular material, consisting of seven modules, is suitable for undergraduate and postgraduate media students at Indian media training organizations and universities, and for the media professionals. The training resource material consists of seven modules, and one “Field Learning Journal for Media”. Click here for an overview, and to access the complete set of Training Resource Material, click here

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Trainer’s Kit: Communicating Coastal and Marine Biodiversity and Protected Area Management through the Media: This “Trainer’s Kit” is useful for the faculty members, trainers and other experts delivering courses/ expeditions on “Communicating Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Management through the Media “ for media professionals or students. . The Kit contains the training resource material, Field Learning Journal for Media, a Trainer’s Guide: Communicating Coastal and Marine Biodiversity Conservation and Management Through the Media, Using participatory training methods, and the Trainer’s Guide: Participatory Methods of Training for Effective Content Delivery for the trainers of forest, fisheries and media sectors. Click here  for an overview, and to access the complete Trainer’s Kit, click here.

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