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Forest Landscape Restoration and the Restoration Opportunities Assessment Methodology


This blended training course is a collaboration between ELTI and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) that includes an online primer, in-person lectures and field visits. It is designed to introduce participants to the concepts and techniques needed to develop and implement Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) strategies. The course will also provide participants with the knowledge and skill sets needed to implement the Restoration Opportunity Assessment Methodology (ROAM), which will help them to generate appropriate information to improve decision-making on FLR. Participants specifically will learn how to identify, analyze and prioritize FLR opportunities using ROAM, as well as discuss strategies to unlock finance and scale up FLR interventions.


About the course:

This training will begin with a two-week online primer divided into two thematic modules:

Week 1: Social and Ecological Fundamentals
Week 2: Restoration Fundamentals
The online primer includes video lectures, interactive presentations on theoretical knowledge and diverse case studies from around the globe, exercises and discussion forums.

Course Structure

A four-day in-person training will follow the online primer:

Day 1

• Session 1: Opening
• Session 2: Introduction to FLR and ROAM
• Session 3: Fundamentals of FLR

Day 2

• Session 4: Landscape Restoration Opportunities
• Session 5: Peer-to-peer learning and exchange

Day 3

• Session 6: Field visits to see degradation and landscape restoration activities on the ground

Day 4

• Session 7: Costs and Benefits of FLR
• Session 8: Data for ROAM
• Session 9:  Bringing FLR to scale
• Wrap-up