To identify and discuss resources available to assist field workers in developing countries
* Attachment VI-7-A, "Appropriate Technology Information and Resource List"
* Bibliography, from Training Manual
Paper and pens
Step 1. (10 minutes) Review the session objectives and distribute Attachment VI-7-A, "Appropriate Technology Information and Resource List," and the Bibliography from Appendix C.
While distributing the materials, explain that an important role of community development facilitators is to promote the exchange and development of resource information.
Step 2. (30 minutes)
Facilitate a discussion of some of the various resources available to Peace Corps Volunteers and of appropriate ways to use them.
Some suggested topics for this discussion include:
Host country resources:
* Government agencies, offices and ministries - Libraries
* Embassies (for literature and films)
* Other voluntary agencies and assistance groups
* Other PCVs and staff
* Development agencies (UNDP, USAID)
Peace Corps, Washington:
* Information Collection and Exchange (ICE)
* ACTION library
* Desk officers
Organizations that provide technical assistance, including:
* Volunteers in Technical Assistance
* Intermediate Technology Development Group
* League for International Food Education
Films and Periodicals:
* See resource lists.
Health and nutrition information:
* See resource lists.
Women in development information:
* See resource lists.
* Peace Corps Partnership Program
* US AID
* Local resources
* Private voluntary organizations
* Appropriate Technology International
* International development groups and appropriate technology organizations
* Review of proposal writing
* Development and appropriate technology organizations
* Newsletters and journals
* Establishment and maintenance of a Peace Corps Energy Program network
Step 3. (25 minutes)
Encourage participants to contribute additional resource information and exchange any addresses which may be mutually beneficial.
Step 4. (15 minutes)
Conclude the session by encouraging a brief discussion of ways in which participants can provide one another with informational support while in the field.
Suggest newsletters, correspondence, tapes, etc. and emphasize the importance of forming and joining a network of development facilitators who share similar goals.
INFORMATION AND RESOURCE LIST
Information Collection & Exchange
Office of Multilateral and Special Programs
806 Connecticut Ave. N. W.
Washington, D. C. 20525
(for program and training journals, and appropriate technology information)
Farallones Institute Rural Center
15290 Coleman Valley Road
Occidental, CA 95465
Farallones Institute Urban House
1516 5th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
(plans, drawings, publications, info)
359 Polk Street
Eugene, OR 97402
Community Environmental Council
924 Anacapa St., Suite 34
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(drawings, publications, info)
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
1717 18th St. N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20009
(charts, drawings, publications, info)
State of California Office of Appropriate Technology
1623 10th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
New Alchemy Institute
Woods Hole, MA 02543
(info and monthly journal)
Appropriate Technology International
1709 N St. N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20036
(funding & info for 3rd world groups)
P. O. Box 1692
Palo Alto, CA 94302
(health & self-help info)
INFORMATION WITH PUBLICATIONS
Newsletters and books
Volunteers in Technical Assistance
3706 Rhode Island Ave.
Mt. Rainier, MO 20822
(monthly newsletter, technical assistance service & Vita Village Technology Handbook in Spanish and English)
Appropriate Technology Project
Volunteers in Asia
Stanford, CA 94305
(excellent Appropriate Technology Sourcebook to get you to what you are looking for)
Intermediate Technology Development Group
9 King St.
London WCQE 8HN
(quarterly Journal of Appropriate Technology - if you only have one to subscribe to, this is it' and publications list on everything you can imagine)
International Association for the Advancement of Appropriate Technologies for Developing Countries
University of Michigan
603 East Madison
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(monthly journal called Approtech)
Transnational Network for Appropriate Technologies (TRANET)
P. O. Box 567
Rangeley, ME 04970
(excellent networking and ideasoriented newsletter)
Vecinos Mundiales/World Neighbors
5116 North Porland Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
(quarterly magazine in both Spanish & English; excellent for material on work you might do in community development)
Brace Research Institute
McDonald College of McGill University
Ste. Anne de Bellevue, P. Q.
HOA ICO Canada
(lots of technical information)
Canadian Hunger Foundation
75 Sparks St.
KIP 5A5 Canada
(last two groups have jointly published A Handbook in Appropriate Technology)
Technical Assistance Information Clearinghouse (TAICH)
200 Park Ave. South
Hew York, NW 10002
(newsletter on world issues)
Whole Earth Truck Store
558 Santa Cruz Ave.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
(bibliography list & mail order of anything, almost!)