Bruce Byers has extensive experience leading and facilitating participatory information-gathering and analytical processes that help clients and partners summarize success stories and “lessons learned,” and identify best practices in a given aspect of their work. He has led such participatory applied research for USAID regarding behaviors in conservation, the USAID global forestry program, Tropical Forests and Biodiversity (FAA 118/119) analyses, and for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on education, communication, and outreach strategies.
This work often results in guides or manuals that provide general guidelines about how to apply best practices in a particular area of work. For example:
- Biodiversity Conservation: A Guide for USAID Staff and Partners. September 2005
- Tropical Forestry and Biodiversity (FAA 118 and 119) Analyses: Lessons Learned and Best Practices from Recent USAID Experience. September 2005.
- USFWS Education, Communication, and Outreach Success Stories Report, 2003
- Understanding and Influencing Behaviors: A Guide. Biodiversity Support Program, 2000