FAO E-Learning: Putting the Voluntary Guidelines on Tenure into Practice: A Learning Guide for Civil Society Organisations

This module is part of FAO's Responsible Governance of Tenure E-Learning Programme

This online guide for trainers and facilitators in Civil Society Organizations presents a methodology and a set of materials to enhance capacities on the “Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the context of National Food security”. It is based on “A learning guide for Civil Society Organizations”, which provides all the information needed by trainers to deliver the learning programme on the Voluntary Guidelines. This online guide aims to make this information widely available and easily accessible through a range of devices, from desktop computers to laptops, tablets and smartphones.

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The primary intended users are facilitators from Civil Society Organizations interested in enhancing capacities on the Voluntary Guidelines by delivering the learning programme described in the guide. The final beneficiaries are the participants of the learning programmes, who are members of civil society seeking to defend or secure their tenure rights including representatives of social movements, leaders of rural, urban, and indigenous communities, indigenous people, peasants, the landless, agricultural workers, women and youth.


The online guide consists of an introductory section to explain the methodology, resources for trainers and descriptions of each session:  
  • Getting ready
  • Trainers’ resourcess


  • Context analysis
  • Principles of the Voluntary Guidelines
  • Experimentation
  • Analytical reflection
  • Contextualized planning


This online learning guide was made possible thanks to the support of the Governments of Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden and Switzerland through the FAO Multipartner Programme Support Mechanism (FMM).

FIAN International.