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Introduction to HICD's Participatory Training for Adult Learners Manual

This brief video (also on YouTube at provides an introduction to a manual developed under the research theme of Human and Institutional Capacity Development. The manual is focused on how to develop Participatory Training for Adult Learners.

The full manual is available here:

Dr. Rebecca J. Williams, from the University of Florida, is both the author of the manual and the narrator of the video.

Note from the Author to Trainers: This manual has been developed to assist trainers in developing training materials that are methodologically appropriate for adult learners. The activities presented in this manual are grounded in best practices for adult learning. Each of the activities in this manual is presented as a “generic” activity with the anticipation that it can be modified to fit the subject matter, content, and needs of the trainer. An example of each activity is given within a livestock system training context. This manual is not exhaustive of all possible training activities but rather is intended to be a work-in-progress.

Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems is part of Feed the Future

This work was funded in whole or part by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau for Resilience, Environment and Food Security under Agreement # AID-OAA-L-15-00003 as part of Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Livestock Systems. Additional funding was received from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation OPP#060115.  Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here are those of the authors alone.