By the LIFE / team

The LIFE project continues to support local land governance

In early 2017, the Department of advertising disclosure laws dynamic document creation tools serve the training task publicize laws to encourage people to legal process and justice which is titled training important to those who work in advertising disclosure laws including the local charge in the process fair and work revolve around focusing on training to strengthen the academic district, the provincial skills, knowledge and can be used to diversify into training law to process such training, spread to people in villages. In the past, local officials have been publicizing the legal work, but they still lack the skills and a variety of methods that can attract the attention of the people.

1. What are the conditions / problems that the project would like to address?

This is because in the past and now, at the grassroots level, the people have not yet accessed the justice process.

2. What did the project do to solve the problem?
The activities and stages of our manual development are as follows:

  • Meet to discuss cooperation;
  • Sort the contents of the law and determine the methods and communication tools in the training in accordance with the lesson materials;
  • Organize meetings to listen to opinions from many parties;
  • Update the draft of the training manual based on the opinions and results of the open-ended workshop;
  • Organized the first training in Pakxong district, Champassak province and advertised in 1 Pao Phai village;
  • Research and discuss the results of lessons learned from the first pilot training;
    Establish an agreement on the implementation of joint activities between the Department of Legal Dissemination of the Ministry of Justice and the Life Project;
  • Provide a variety of coaching skills training for law enforcement campaign trainers to promote public access to law and justice processes, in Vientiane Capital.
  • The research team refined the lesson content to prepare before the second pilot training.
  • Held the second training in Bang district, Oudomxay province and advertised 2 villages.
  • Adjust the training agenda, content, and methodology based on the lessons learned from the first and second training sessions to prepare for the open meeting, report on the results of the activities and listen to the participants’ opinions.
  • Hold an open meeting to report on the results of the pilot training in the two districts, as well as contact development partners to expand the training to other provinces.
  • Assess the target groups from both the two training sessions, both the local participants and the villagers.
  • The third training was held in Houn district, Oudomxay province and a pilot campaign was conducted in 2 villages.
  • Bring the results of the evaluation from the two trials to a meeting to update the training manual to be as appropriate as possible.

3. What have been the successes of the project in the past?
As a result of the development of the handbook and through the process of training, application and improvement, it is seen that:

  • Local participants are more eager to attend the training;
  • Village visits enable local teams to see that they are capable of basic skills, leading village-level activities to create fun and participation of the people;
  • Trainees using this handbook have the initiative to use a variety of visual communication tools received from the training;
  • Participants gained new knowledge about multi-channel access to the law, legal aid, and access to justice.
  • The villagers who participated in the outreach activities with the local staff who were trained using this handbook were more eager to participate, with more questions and answers, more fun atmosphere and more lessons.

4. What are the factors leading to success?

  • Objectives, methods, procedures, tools, and guidelines for all topics are identified;
  • The training will be conducted in a participatory way – teaching;
  • Organize Q&A group activities; Acting hypothetical;
  • Apply games and activities that are sensitive to legal content;
  • Publications on the law, distribution of law books;
  • Compiled and summarized by the trainer;
    Preparation of village demonstration plan and actual implementation.

5. What are the limitations that make it so successful?
The development of this guide is quite lengthy and will need to find a government partner to approve and approve this guide, in part because the development of our guide is primarily to document the training and the target audience.

6. Are there any suggestions for those who are interested in trying out the tools or methods of the project?
Having a good public-sector partner with a focus on development will accelerate the development of the manual and ensure greater outcomes.

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    Phonsavanh Tai village, Sisattanak district, Vientiane capital, Lao PDR.