Regular Courses

Capacity Building > Capacity Building

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.

Course Information

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
Venue: Virtual

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FOREST-BASED CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION & PRACTICES

Date: 3 – 7 May 2021
Venue: Virtual

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COMMUNITY-BASED FOREST ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT

Date: 31 May – 4 June 2021
Venue: Virtual

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PAYMENTS FOR ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Date: 28 June – 2 July 2021
Venue: Virtual

LPASIA SUB-REGIONAL PROJECT DEVELOPMENT

Date: 19 – 23 July 2021
Venue: TBC

FOREST RESTORATION & REFORESTATION

Date: 23 – 27 August 2021
Venue: TBC

PROJECT MANAGEMENT & PERFORMANCE REVIEW

Date: 27 – 30 September 2021
Venue: TBC

CAPACITY BUILDING FOR RETC STAFF

Date: 4 – 15 October 2021
Venue: TBC

(High-level) NATURAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT & IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Date: 8 – 11 November 2021
Venue: TBC

FOREST FIRE MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM

Date: 13 – 17 December 2021
Venue: TBC

Frequently Asked Questions

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