CCRES Tools


Behaviour Change

My Future, My Oceans

A participant in the “My Oceans, My Future” program from Bontolebang village arriving with a wheelbarrow load of plastic rubbish Photo: P Bradley

WHAT IS THIS TOOL?

‘My Future, My Oceans’ is a tool for fostering behaviour change, for use by villages and government which seek to foster sustainable behaviours in low-resource coastal households.


WHAT DOES IT DO?

The tool is a low-cost process of behavioural diagnosis and capacity enhancing - comprising the training of facilitators to deliver workshops, the running of workshops to empower villagers and the evaluation of outcomes. The tool empowers individuals in coastal villages to adopt behaviours that lead to healthier families, happier lives and a cleaner environment.

WHEN IS IT USED?

It is used when there is a need to promote sustainable behaviours — waste management, fisheries practices, healthier choices.

WHO CAN USE IT?

  • Government officials involved in community empowerment and enhancing capacity
  • NGOs involved in community engagement
  • Other professionals working in community engagement or empowerment

AND THE TRAINING?

A three-day course trains facilitators to deliver workshops with village ‘heroes’ in communities. It comprises four modules (or blocks) for empowering positive behaviours, followed by a day dedicated to designing, delivering and evaluating a specific program.

Day 1

Block 1: My village

  • Building blocks for a happy, healthy and productive life
  • Having a safe, healthy environment Block 2: My actions
  • Doing your best • Being a village hero
  • Setting goals

Day 2

Block 3: My family

  • Building positive relationships

Block 4: My future

  • Solving problems

Facilitators will also be equipped with the core skills and competencies necessary to confidently deliver the program on their own. In essence, the workshop will provide a safe environment with productive feedback to practice their delivery of content and the ability to coordinate activities. This includes exercises, guidance, mentoring from previous facilitators and Q & A with trainers.

Day 3

On the third day participants are assisted to tailor the program to their own local community. This includes techniques for evaluating and reporting outcomes from using the tool.


Duration: 3 days


More information: Erik Simmons, The University of Queensland


Where can I access the tool?

The tool comprises a Facilitator Handbook and Participant Workbook. Download the materials here:

My Future, My Oceans participant work book (English) pdf / 2.69 MB DOWNLOAD
My Future, My Oceans participant work book (Bahasa Indonesia) pdf / 2.7 MB DOWNLOAD
My Future, My Oceans trainer guidebook (English) pdf / 946.37 KB DOWNLOAD
My Future, My Oceans trainer guidebook (Bahasa Indonesia) pdf / 944.16 KB DOWNLOAD