Topic outline

This course covers national forest inventory (NFI) reporting in detail and establishes the importance of reporting in the context of REDD+ actions.


This course is primarily intended for people who are involved in NFIs but can be taken by anyone with an interest in the subject. Specifically, this course targets:

  • Forest technicians responsible for implementing their country’s NFIs.
  • Forest data analysis practitioners.
  • National forest monitoring teams
  • Youth and new generations of foresters

  • Five principles of reporting.
  • Structure and purpose of the NFI report.
  • Phased approach of REDD+.
  • REDD+ reporting: approach, process and data required.
  • Importance of open NFI data.

The course consists of 4 lessons, of approximately 20 mins duration each:

  • Lesson 1 - Introduction to data analysis
  • Lesson 2 - The NFI report and supporting documents
  • Lesson 3 - REDD+ results reporting (and role of NFIs)
  • Lesson 4 - Data transparency – open data and data sharing

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