Restoring Mangroves & Forests

Tailored Training To Equip For Independent Restoration

Specialist Course

Restoring forests, mangroves and degraded land helps reverse the negative impacts of degradation on biodiversity and ecosystems. This course builds the capacity of managers to design effective restoration plans. Tailored to the needs of participants, the training helps to ensure that reforestation projects succeed.

Useful Information


Course Flier

Impact of the course: David Kihagi
Impact of the course: Adophe Lehavana

What We Cover

We help managers to understand the social and political context of their own projects, because there is no single solution to restoring degraded forest land.
People often think that restoring forest is simply a question of planting more trees, but this is not necessarily the answer. Our course helps managers to evaluate which approach is best for them.
The programme is tailored to develop to strengthen relevant skills and knowledge, including:

  • How to identify the drivers and underlying causes of forest degradation, and to integrate these into specific project aims.
  • Understanding and evaluating the range of restoration approaches.
  • Designing effective restoration plans, which incorporate diverse stakeholders.
  • How to measure – and communicate- impact.

Track Record

The TBA was invited by the WWF Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) to design and deliver courses on restoring forest and mangrove ecosystems for EFN grantees from countries across Africa as well as SE Asia.

Who is this course for?

Managers with responsibility for the restoration and sustainable management of degraded forest land.

What Our Attendees Say

“The course was well designed from talks to field visits where we visited different types of forest restoration systems and management.”

Dominique Bikaba
Democratic Republic of Congo

“I used to think that restoration was all about planting trees and planting again, but I discovered we can use the power of nature and help forests to recover naturally … now I really want to do this on our site.”

Rakotonarivo Rinah Zo Nandrianina

What Our Attendees Say

“I analysed environmental trends that were useful for policy-makers for biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of the Karura urban forest.”

Mary Kageni