Tips for Trainers : Rivers of life

Journal (part) article
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Published: December 2009
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Participatory Learning and Action 60: Community-based adaptation to climate

Rivers of life is a powerful tool for trainers and facilitators, as it helps groups to ‘bond’ quickly. It allows participants to reflect on personal experiences and influences that have motivated them in their personal and professional life. Participants are invited to use the symbol of a river to reflect on key stages in their lives, positive experiences and influences, and difficult challenges.

Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. See:

Article in: PLA 60. Guest-edited by: Hannah Reid, Mozaharul Alam, Rachel Berger, Terry Cannon and Angela Milligan.

Keywords: CBA, climate change, adaptation, participation, DRR, disaster risk reduction, training.

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Moussa, Z. (2009). Tips for Trainers : Rivers of life. .
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