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Call for applications: Online course on forest and landscape restoration

Call for applications: Online course on forest and landscape restoration

DEADLINE: 22 May 2023

Call for applications: Online course on forest and landscape restoration

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to announce a call for applications for young professionals (under 35 years old) living in Africa for an online course on forest and landscape restoration (FLR) in collaboration with the Yale School of the Environment through its Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative (ELTI). Please apply online before 22 May 2023.

The online course will be provided in English and is designed to develop the ability of young people to raise awareness of FLR and implement it on the ground. Moreover, it will build the capacity, skills and networks of young practitioners and provide them with basic knowledge on the ecological, social and economic aspects of FLR that they can apply in their careers.

The online course includes teaching materials, access to expert commentary and guided exercises to support the development of ecologically, socially and economically realistic restoration plans, which will be the main outcomes of the training programme. The course consists of weekly thematic modules with presentations, reading materials, case studies, live video conference discussions with experts, peer-to-peer exchanges, assignments and a final project.

PREREQUISITES:

  • ability to devote at least 8 hours per week to the course;
  • access to a stable internet connection to attend a live video conference of one and a half hours each week, to receive and send documents in .doc and .pdf format, and to comment and ask questions by e-mail and online;
  • have an excellent knowledge of English;
  • have a university degree of at least 5 years in sustainable land and natural resources management, environment or an equivalent degree;
  • at least one year of professional experience in FLR, sustainable forest management and/or sustainable land management;
  • have an official letter/authorization of employer stating their approval for your participation in the course (minimum 8 hours per week); and
  • submit certificates of completion of the three e-learning courses on FLR by FAO’s Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism: Introduction to FLRMonitoring FLR and Sustainable financing of FLR.

Spots are limited – please click here to apply now!

Click here to visit the official website

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