Cousins, T.

Giving Space to Conflict in Training

This chapter shares some reflections on the role of conflict in training for participatory development. In particular, the workshop setting can be viewed as an "outer role model" in which participants can build their skills for subsequent fieldwork. This means dealing with conflicts, including those resulting from gender and racial differences, as an integral part of workshops.

Sharing PRA in Southern Africa

This is a newsletter which describes the formation of the Midnet PRA group and includes a number of very short articles and thoughts on practitioners experiences with PRA in Southern Africa. Experiences shared include working with young people, in education, with periurban communities, for catchment management and for land reform. The methods used are discussed with details of venn diagrammes for community organisation, historical time lines. There are reports from trainings in Namaqualand and Namibia.