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Participatory Climate Information Services Systems Development: Facilitator’s Guide

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This Facilitator’s Guide is a companion piece to the Participatory Climate Information Services Systems Development (PCISSD) Methodology, which was produced under the USAID-funded Climate Information Services Research Initiative. It provides step-by-step directions for facilitators implementing the participatory workshops described in Stage 4 of the methodology, with a focus on guiding participants through three exercises:

  • The development of a seasonal calendar depicting key agricultural activities and shocks and stresses throughout the calendar year;
  • The drafting of a systems map displaying the flow of climate information between actors, factors in the enabling environment that impacted that flow, and key resources/inputs needed to facilitate it; and
  • An action mapping exercise that visualizes the capacities, resources, and knowledge that influenced farmers’ decisions to adopt certain agricultural techniques.