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Forest & Landscape Restoration in Practice (Free Webinar Series)


Join us for the eight-part webinar series:

Forest & landscape restoration in practice
Experiences from alumni of ELTI’s capacity development programs

July 2021 - March 2022
Free and open to the public

Register today to attend one or more of the sessions:

This series is hosted by the Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative at Yale University, in collaboration with the Tropical Forest Landscapes online certificate program.


Join us for our November webinar:

November 11, 2021: 8:00p.m. EST (UTC−05:00) | November 12, 2021 9:00a.m. Philippines (UTC+08:00)*
Working across sectors and stakeholders (focus on Philippines)

Featuring a panel of ELTI Alumni

  • Thaddeus Martinez, Head, Natural Resources Management Division; Haribon Foundation
  • Rene Vendiola, Owner, Liptong Woodland

Moderated by Joy Compendio, Program Assistant, ELTI Philippines

*Note time change in the United States and different time to accommodate speakers in Asia

Prior themes:

The recordings are available on our YouTube Channel (

July 15, 2021: Program management for forest and landscape restoration

  • Md. Ehsanul Hoque, National Officer (Environment), UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, Bangladesh
  • Tharuka Dissanaike, Technical Advisor, United Nations Development Programme, Sri Lanka
  • Cherif Djitte, Country Director, Trees for the Future, Senegal

Moderated by Gillian Bloomfield, Program Coordinator, Online Training, ELTI-YSE

August 12, 2021: Sustainable supply chains & business development

  •  Larisa Warhol, Founder, Green Earth Climate Action
  •  Juan José Molina Echeverry, Veterinarian and Farmer, El Hatico Nature Reserve, Colombia

Moderated by Karin Bucht, Program Coordinator, Africa and Blended Training, ELTI-YSE

September 9, 2021: Agroforestry & On-Farm Restoration Practices

  •  Joy Compendio, ELTI, ITEEM, Visayas State University, Philippines

Moderated by David Neidel, ELTI Asia Program Advisor, World Agroforestry Centre

October 14, 2021: Working across sectors and stakeholders (focus on Panama)

  • José de Jesús Vargas, Director and Principal Investigator, The Peregrine Fund (Panama), Director, Fundación Rapaces y Bosques, Panama
  • Samuel Valdés, President, Network of Private Nature Reserves of Panama, Founder, Biodiversity Consultant Group, Panama

Moderated by Jacob Slusser, Program Coordinator, ELTI Panama

Overview of future themes:
(subject to change)

January 13, 2022 - 11:00am EST (UTC−05:00)
TBA - Speaker details coming soon!

February 10, 2022 - 11:00am EST (UTC−05:00)
TBA - Speaker details coming soon!

March 10, 2022 - 11:00am EST (UTC−05:00)
Discussion and reflections