Proforest offers a wide range of workshops, courses and certificated programmes, combining a blended approach of delivery: online, face to face, fieldwork and webinars.

Proforest Academy is our online learning platform where you can find a series of free introductory courses, thematic deep-dives and certified training across our work in responsible sourcing and production.

Courses include: Introduction to Responsible BusinessNatural Resources Conflict Management and Gender Inclusion in Agro-Commodity Production.

You can register here to explore our current courses and keep up to date with new training resources and upcoming events.

A sample of free Proforest Academy courses (click to view)

Introduction to Responsible Business

This course is designed to help you answer these questions and learn about why addressing human rights issues is good for business; in particular for businesses that grow, process or trade agricultural and forest products.

Natural Resources Conflict Management

This course is designed to build a better understanding about natural resource-related conflicts, their root causes, type, dynamics and consequences; as well as develop the knowledge and skills in conflict analysis and tools available.

Gender Inclusion in Agro-Commodity Production

This course has been created to enhance the levels of understanding, sensitivity and skills for gender issues amongst key stakeholders within commodity sectors.

"Interactive and engaging - with great examples of how a company can take action to address human rights and social issues."

Introduction to Responsible Business

Proforest is accredited to provide publicly available training courses for RSPO, HCV and HCS:

  • Responsible Palm Oil
    Endorsed by the RSPO, our Lead Auditor and RSPO Lead Auditor Supply Chain Certification courses are designed for those wishing to carry out auditing for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) producer standard.
    We have licensed trainers to enable assessors to gain licenses to carry out High Conservation Value (HCV) and High Carbon Stock (HCS) assessments. We are also qualified to provide training on all HCV reporting requirements and assessment best practice.

2023 public training calendar: fee-paying courses, face-to-face and online (click to view)

We are currently planning for the 2023 and hope to share details of upcoming courses soon. In the  meantime, please do check out our Proforest Academy courses. You can also register your interest by emailing us at, indicating the region and area of training you would like more information on. Thank you.  

HCV-HCS for Producers (Online) (Malaysia)

7-10 August 

We have developed a number of one-day workshops that we can run in the field for teams on the ground. This includes our Responsible Sourcing Practical Guide, which provides practical guidance for the development and implementation of responsible sourcing policies.

For example, as part of the Africa Practitioners Network (APN) we supported trainees to attain practical experience by providing opportunities for them to work on real audits, HCV assessments or consultation exercises with experienced experts.

Field courses

360 degree view of fieldwork

Using 360˚ videos we have created a virtual field trip for training purposes. 

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