Community based forest biomass monitoring: A manual for training local level facilitators
Community Based Forest Biomass Monitoring (CBFBM) is the monitoring of forest biomass by communities. It is a form of monitoring that ultimately aims to be “driven” and “owned” by the local communities and “guided” and “facilitated” by outside experts. The information that is generated from the monitoring aids the communities in making wise decisions about their forest management. This manual guides the training-of-trainers to build the capacity of the local level facilitators on selecting, testing and adapting the technical parameters and measurement methods for the forest monitoring, and on how to design an effective field training and practice effective facilitation skills that are essential for any participatory methodology with local communities.