As well as developing the 26 power tools, the Power Tools initiative has supported and linked up with some larger-scale development and appraisal of tools in action. Below you will find links to two pages that introduce work in India and Zimbabwe. The Power Tools initiative has also built a strong partnership with the international Forest Governance Learning Group – more information can be found below.
There is much to learn from India’s long and successful tradition of people’s activism in land and natural resource management issues. Recent examples include mass land movements and the participatory National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Process. Follow the link to find out more about the strategies and tools used in these processes – and the lessons that activists have learnt from experience.
Zimbabwe too offers many internationally useful lessons. Collaborative natural resource management under the CAMPFIRE programme and in the forestry sector has provided tools and experience of wide interest – especially given the context of recent upheavals. Follow the link to access tools from the CAMPFIRE Wildlife Management Series and to read reviews of how co-management has fared in Zimbabwe.
The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) is an informal alliance of independent agencies that aims to develop and exchange practical governance solutions in forestry. Several FGLG allies have developed tools in association with the Power Tools initiative – follow the link to find out more.