Topic outline

  • As countries work to meet their national commitments to restoring degraded landscapes, it is important that all FLR interventions have manageable monitoring systems in place, to assess progress towards specific goals, support adaptive management and ensure transparency. This course has been developed to equip practitioners with the capacity to design, plan and implement monitoring systems 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

          • What monitoring is, its principles and why it is important for FLR. 
          • How to identify restoration goal-themes and sub themes. 
          • Choosing appropriate indicators to meet restoration objectives. 
          • Designing a restoration monitoring framework, including considerations of trade-offs and synergies, land uses and constraints. 
          • Filtering indicators, baseline and targets. 
          • Deciding which data should be collected. 
          • Ranking indicators and building a restoration index. 

          • Digital Badge Certification

            To be granted a digital certification from the FAO e-learning Centre, you will have to take the final evaluation exam after you’ve finished a course.

            Our digital badge certifications verify that you have achieved the learning outcomes and competencies outlined in FAO e-learning courses.

            What is a digital badge?
            Digital badges are online visual representations of learned skills and achievements earned in learning environments. They have already been adopted widely across a range of sectors and are being used to recognize both accredited and non-accredited learning in formal, informal and non-formal settings.
            Badges can be displayed wherever earners want them on the web, and share them for employment, education or lifelong learning.


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