19 September 2012

11th Annual Training Programme


11th Annual Training Programme

The 11th Proforest Annual Training Programme was held in Oxford from 10-14 September 2012. The 22 participants came from 14 countries on 5 continents and from 15 different organisations, from private companies and Government agencies to NGOs.



This year the Annual Training Programme offered 2 courses: Responsible Forestry and Timber Trade which focused on the links between forest management and the changing market requirements in consumer countries and explained the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan (FLEGT) including Voluntary Partnership Agreements (VPAs) and the upcoming EU Timber Regulation; Responsible Production and Sourcing of Agricultural Commodities which provides guidance on understanding and managing responsible supply chains. The courses consist of a 3-day module, followed by a 2-day optional module focusing on the High Conservation Value (HCV) concept and climate change issues, looking at the ways in which different initiatives, including REDD+ are currently seeking to tackle the contribution of forests to climate change.

The Proforest Annual Training Programme aims to offer up-to-date and expert training for professionals involved in sustainable management, certification or responsible purchasing of natural resources, and those interested in practical approaches to forest conservation and climate change. Proforest also runs both generic and bespoke training courses for specific audiences, sectors or clients in various countries throughout the year. For more information, please contact our training manager, Andry Rakotovololona andry@proforest.net or call +44 (0)1865 243439 to discuss your training needs.

What participants said...

'Great overview on REDD.'

'It was a good introduction to climate change and was well structured....'

'It certainly allowed me to get a better overview of concepts relating to responsible sourcing.'

'All major issues were covered in 3 days! It gives me a good overview of agricultural certification.'

'Well prepared and a lot of valuable information shared. I especially appreciate the attention to certification practices/bodies/audits....'

'Fantastic course, an eye opener!'

'I enjoyed the course very much.'

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