Restoring Forests

Making Forest Conservation A Priority

Restoring forests and degraded land has been identified as a top priority, to help reverse the negative impacts of deforestation on biodiversity and ecosystems. In Africa, designing and implementing effective forest restoration plans is a major challenge, mainly because of limited capacity in restoration science.

This TBA course responds to the great need for training opportunities to help guide informed decision making about the management, use and restoration of tropical forests. Tailored to the needs of participants, it can help to ensure that reforestation projects succeed.

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Course Flier


Impact of the Course: David Kihagi


Impact of the Course: Adophe Lehavana

The Programme Will 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 impact.

Who Is This Course For?

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

Track Record

The TBA was invited by the WWF Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program (EFN) to design and deliver a course on restoring forest ecosystems for EFN grantees from six countries in Africa.

What Our Attendees Say

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

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