Presentation on theme: "Forest-PLUS: Training and Capacity Building for State Forestry Departments Mark Ducey or"— Presentation transcript:
Forest-PLUS: Training and Capacity Building for State Forestry Departments Mark Ducey email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Overview Status Training Goals Broad Topic Areas Key Questions Process and Timelines
Training Program Status We are early in the design phase What are the key training needs? Who are the target audiences? What are the characteristics of potential trainers, and how will they be identified?
Training Program Goals To enhance the institutional capacity of SFD to support forest resource inventory – In terms of REDD+ but also… – In terms of broader objectives related to sustainable, socially-responsive forestry Development of 12 courses (4 topic areas, customized to 3 focal landscapes) Broad reach (Ducey/AGS/MSU train the trainers…)
Broad Topic Areas Overview of Carbon Inventory and REDD+ Integrating Remote Sensing with Field Inventory Inventory Needs for Emerging Forestry Goals New Field Techniques (MRV Tool/Sampling Methods)
Key Question #1 Who are the target audience(s) for the training? What do they already know? What do they need to know to enhance capacity? What are their conceptual and technical baselines? What are the most effective strategies for teaching, training, and learning?
Key Question #2 Who should the trainers be? Given the audience, what are the qualifications of appropriate trainers? How should they be selected? What conceptual or technical gaps would need to be filled? What technical delivery approaches are most appropriate and comfortable?
Process and Timelines December 2013: Engage large group of well-informed stakeholders in broad discussion of needs and opportunities Early 2014: Consultation in India with project partners on training topics, audiences, trainers, and approaches By May 2014: Topics finalized, course outlines prepared, needs assessment documented By end of June, 2014: First training site selected, trainers identified By September 2014: First group of trainers prepared to deliver courses at initial training site