TRAINING: Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) (19 – 23 July 2021)

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In accordance with the AFoCO training plan for 2021, the Secretariat would like to invite trainees for the Capacity Building Workshop on “Payments for Ecosystem Services: how PES serves as a new financial instrument in UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration 2021-2030” to be held virtually from 19 to 23 July 2021. The workshop aims to foster greater understanding and enhance capacities of AFoCO Member Countries in the development of PES projects to be further considered as a country component under the organization’s PES program/initiative at the regional level.

In this regard, we kindly request each Member Country to nominate two (2) government staff/officers (a) who have mandates for PES in policies and regulations, and/or (b) who currently manage and implement the PES projects in the country more than three (3) years. To obtain the Certification of Completion, the nominees are expected to deliver presentations
and post-training assignments, i.e., country reports and action plans, leading to the project concept note development. A nominal training allowance will be provided for the two assigned participants. Additional staff interested in participating in the lectures, discussions, and group work as authorized through respective domestic regulations are also encouraged to be awarded appropriate participation certificates.

In order to facilitate the preparation for the training, may we kindly request the submission of nominees’/participants’ information to Ryang Soozin (e-mail: by 21 May 2021, including the list of participants following the attached template (Annex-1).

For more information, please refer to the Course Guidelines (Annex-2).


Asian Forest Cooperation Organization (AFoCO) is a treaty-based intergovernmental organization aiming to strengthen forest cooperation by transforming proven technologies and policies into concrete actions in the context of sustainable forest management to address the impacts of climate change.

We are headquartered in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, with a subsidiary body, the AFoCO Regional Education and Training Center (RETC), located in Yangon region, Myanmar.

AFoCO Secretariat

8F, Forest Vision Center, 9 Gukhoedaero 62-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu,
Seoul 07236, Republic of Korea

Tel. +82-2-785-8971
Fax. +82-2-785-8970

AFoCO Regional Education & Training Center (RETC)

Seed & Seedling Center (SSC) of Forest Department of Myanmar,
Ye-Twin-Kone Village, Hmawbi Township, Yangon Region, Myanmar

Tel. +95-9972578592

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