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Forest and Landscape Restoration for Young People in West and Central Africa


This online course delivered in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is being offered to young people living in West and Central Africa. The course will be offered in French and will develop the skills and knowledge of young people to raise awareness of FLR and enable its implementation on the ground. The course aims to build the capacity, skills and networks of young practitioners and provide them with basic knowledge onthe ecological, social, and economic aspects of FLR that they can apply in their careers. 

The call for applicants is open until June 23, 2022. Visit FAO's website to learn more and apply.


The course provides participants the opportunity to advance their knowledge through a series of presentations, discussions, readings, and case studies. Over the duration of the course, weekly assignments and the final project will guide the participants to develop preliminary management plans for a specific site of professional interest. This course also provides a space for participants to share their experiences and conceptual and technical expertise with ELTI facilitators and other guest speakers in weekly live sessions.

Weekly modules

  1. Introduction to ecology, disturbance and regeneration potential
  2. Socio‐cultural and political aspects of restoration
  3. FLR practices and strategies
  4. Integrating FLR and production activities
  5. Monitoring restoration projects and ROAM
  6. Financing for FLR
  7. Course wrap-up