Topic outline

  • To meet countries’ national commitments to restoring degraded landscapes, adequate public and private investments are needed to support the different steps of the FLR cycle. Financing sources are more efficient when used in a coordinated way.​ 

    This course has been developed to improve the awareness and capacities of practitioners and policy makers to analyse FLR financial needs and opportunities, so that they are more effective at securing and coordinating funding for FLR interventions.

    • System Requirements

      The online version of this course runs on the latest versions of the major browsers, such as Chrome, Safari, Edge and Firefox. 

      The downloadable version only runs on Windows PC’s and no additional software is needed. 

      • Audience

        This course is designed for a range of stakeholders with an interest in forest and landscape restoration, including practitioners and policy makers from: 

        • International and regional organizations and donors;​ 
        • National governments;​ 
        • Private sector;​ 
        • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and​ 
        • Research institutes and universities.

        • You will learn about

          • The costs and benefits of FLR and related financing needs
          • What makes a landscape ‘investment ready’
          • The different types of FLR investors and their priorities
          • The barriers to accessing FLR investment and creating an enabling environment
          • Financial and market-based mechanisms for financing FLR interventions
          • The importance of coordinating different investment types and financing mechanisms to support FLR
          • The importance of communication and building and strengthening alliances

          • Course structure

            The course consists of 3 lessons, ranging from approximately 35 to 55 minutes duration each: 

            • Lesson 1 – Introduction to FLR financing 
            • Lesson 2 – Enabling FLR financing 
            • Lesson 3 – Financing mechanisms for local investment in FLR 

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