Building the capacities of policy-makers, technical practitioners and researchers in the forestry sector can help contribute to the sustainable management of forests to address climate change and societal challenges.
AFoCO’s regular training courses are intended to strengthen the capacities of member countries by enhancing knowledge and understanding of forest management and providing greater access to advanced technologies. Our goal is to empower them to deal with pressing forestry issues in the region and establish networks among member countries to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and experiences. All training courses have been implemented at the AFoCO Regional Education and Training Center (RETC) since it began operations in 2018. In line with its Strategic Priorities (2019-2023), AFoCO focuses on the implementation of regular training courses based on its 3 core training areas.
*Due to the ensuing COVID-19 pandemic and travel restrictions, courses are being organized on virtual platforms.
Regular Courses are usually organized over a period of 5 days, combining lectures, discussions, practical exercises, and field visits. Each course accommodates between 15-25 participants from forestry departments of member countries. Our Regular Courses are invitation-only courses for government officials who have been nominated by the designated focal officials for AFoCO-related matters in AFoCO member countries.
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT & PROJECT PROPOSAL WRITING
Date: 22 – 26 March 2021
FOREST-BASED CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION & PRACTICES
Date: 3 – 7 May 2021
COMMUNITY-BASED FOREST ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT
Date: 31 May – 4 June 2021
PAYMENTS FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
Date: 28 June – 2 July 2021
LPASIA SUB-REGIONAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT
Date: 19 – 23 July 2021
FOREST RESTORATION & REFORESTATION
Date: 23 – 27 August 2021
PROJECT MANAGEMENT & PERFORMANCE REVIEW
Date: 27 – 30 September 2021
CAPACITY BUILDING FOR RETC STAFF
Date: 4 – 15 October 2021
(High-level) NATURAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT & IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
Date: 8 – 11 November 2021
FOREST FIRE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM
Date: 13 – 17 December 2021
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about our Regular Courses? Review our frequently asked questions on accommodation, arrival information and training expenses.