Capacity building underpins our work with stakeholders, and takes a wide variety of forms. We have run training courses for thousands of people, in the field, in classrooms, in government and company offices and online. We also go beyond the teaching and provide long-term mentoring and support to ensure people feel empowered to own the transformation process and work towards greater positive impact.

You can find our publicly available courses on Proforest Academy.

We provide training in a number of ways:

We offer publicly available courses for accreditation with partner organisations, including HCV-HCSA ALS Training, HCSA Registered Practitioner, RSPO Lead Auditor P&C and RSPO Lead Auditor Course SCC.

We run webinars for companies and governments on specific issues to debate and discuss. We also host and attend public webinars. 

We also contribute or provide online training and webinars via our partners’ and our own platforms. Publicly available resources, such as the Soy Toolkit webinars, aim to empower company staff and others to make better decisions when it comes to responsible sourcing and production.

At a more technical level, we provide organisations and companies with bespoke training and internal workshops on the specific challenges of more responsible sourcing and production.

Through our grant-funded programmes we are able to run longer capacity building programmes to support governance and informed decision-making by local communities and government. Tailored to national or local needs from government, NGOs and civil society, we cover issues such as FPIC, gender mainstreaming and land rights, as well as technical skills including HCV-HCS assessments.

Longer term mentoring also helps both assessors and practitioners build their practical skills, which ultimately develops a cohort of local experts in production countries.

Interested in our courses?

Our training team can help! If you would like to attend one of our training courses, are interested in creating a bespoke programme for your organisation, or want to learn more about running a Proforest mentoring programme contact our training team or visit Proforest Academy.  Proforest Academy