International Forest, & Environmental Development

Forêt Internationale, et Développement Environnemental

MFE 208: Effective management of Protected Areas (PA) Brazzaville, République du Congo

Course Details

This course aims to give the learner the tools and techniques for planning and effective management of PAs, with a view to significantly improving their contribution to the conservation of biological diversity and to the improvement of the living conditions of neighboring populations. of PAs. This course will also allow the learner to master the standards of management and evaluation, as well as the mechanisms of sustainable financing of PAs in order to contribute to the mitigation of the thorny problem of the economic and ecological profitability of the conservation of protected areas.

Articulations of this module include :
-National conservation policies (Legislation, Strategies) and issues of the management of protected areas
-Efficient planning and management of protected areas (Tools: Management / development plan, Business Plan, Integrated Market Enforcement Teams (IMET), Annual Budgeted Work Plan (AWPB), etc.)
– Ecology of tropical ecosystems and notions of conservation biology
– Landscape & ecological connectivity approaches and cross-border management
-Participatory approaches (local populations, other stakeholders / national and international partners: Governmental Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations, Research institutes, Private sector …) and management of biodiversity
– Sustainable management of PA natural resources (Management of terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems; Integrated planning of the use of space; Exploitation of plant species with high economic potential; Sustainable exploitation of Non-Wood Forest Products of plant origin, Design, implementation and monitoring of development projects alternative to the overexploitation of natural resources; Partnership negotiation and good governance)
– Promotion of wildlife in and on the outskirts of PAs (Ecotourism, Sport hunting, Village hunting)
– Prevention of zoonoses
– Ecological monitoring, wildlife inventory techniques and concepts of GIS (Software and Tools: Distance sampling, Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS), Monitoring Illegal Killing of Endangered Species (MIKES), Monitoring system for the Bushmeat sector in Africa Central (SYVBAC), navigation tools: maps, compass, GPS, etc.)
– Field trips and data processing
-Environmental law and sustainable development in Africa (International conventions, Action plans, Programs …)
-Environmental economics
– Environmental Information and Education (Information Education Communication (IEC), Environmental Education)
– Fundraising, sustainable financial mechanisms and lobbying
– Planning and management of human resources

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MFE 306: Eco-Taxation – Green (environmental) Taxation

Course Details

The objective of this training is to build participants’ capacity on ecotaxation or green (environmental) taxation so that they can build on it to facilitate the economic transition to a more environmentally friendly green economy
– Basic concepts of eco-taxation
– Eco-taxation and the transition to green energy capacity on eco taxation or green (environmental) taxation so that they can build on it to facilitate the economic transition to a more environmentally friendly green economy
– Eco-fiscality: impacts, challenges and opportunities for the economy
-Implementing eco-taxation (issues and challenges)
– Political and social acceptability of carbon pricing : Implications
– Options for improving the social and political acceptability of eco taxation
– Reforms needed for a successful implementation of eco-taxation

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MFE 305 : Green Energy – Solar Energy

Course Details

This training will allow the participants to reinforce their capacities on green energies and in particular on solar energy (photovoltaic).

It will allow participants to learn how this energy works, its installation and its use for self-consumption or in hybrid.
– The different forms of green energy – advantages / disadvantages
– Production and management of energy:
– Key facts about solar photovoltaic energy
– Characteristics of solar photovoltaic panels
– The components of the photovoltaic system (controller, inverter, accumulator, inverter, protection system)
– Planning your solar photovoltaic system
– Distributed generation (grid-connected system)
– Solar photovoltaic energy for self-consumption
– Potential of green energy, especially solar energy for Africa
– Basic concepts of electricity calculations
– The notions of calibration
– Solar photovoltaic system diagram
– Dimensioning and assembly of a photovoltaic system

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MFE 307: Climate Finance – Green Finance

Course Details

The objective of this training is to build the capacity of participants on climate finance or green (environmental) finance so that they can leverage to facilitate the mobilization of finance for the development and implementation of carbon neutral projects.

-Basic concepts and principles of finance
-Accounting language. How to interpret financial statements
-Climate finance
-Basic concepts
-Sources of climate finance
-How to assess eligibility for climate finance
-International negotiation techniques related to the environment, conservation and sustainable management of biodiversity, sustainable management of forest ecosystems

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MFE 201: Forest resource management and REDD+.

Course Details

The objective of this module is to enable learners to master the issues management of forest resources management issues in relation to with changes climate change and the opportunities related to REDD+.

Articulations of this module include :
– Definitions
– Sustainable forest development
– Sustainable forest management (ecosystem-based management)
– Sustainable management of African forests (adaptation, participatory and multi-use
management)
– History of sustainable forest development
– Importance of forest management and forest concessions for sustainable management
– Organization and operation of forest concessions
– Ecosystem services
– Dependence of populations on forest resources
– Importance of local people’s involvement in the sustainable management of forest
resources.
– Opportunity of REDD+ in forest resources management.

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MFE 202: ESTIMATION, MONITORING OF CARBON STOCKS AND REDD+

Détails du parcours

L’objectif de cette formation est de permettre aux apprenants d’apprendre à maîtriser la gestion de la gestion des ressources, l’estimation et le suivi des stocks de carbone afin de permettre d’atteindre à moyen terme la neutralité carbone.

– Definitions
– Sustainable forest development
– Sustainable forest management (ecosystem-based management)
– Sustainable management of African forests (adaptive, participatory and multi-use management)
– History of sustainable forest development
– Importance of forest management and forest concessions as a tool for sustainable management
– Organization and functioning of forest concessions;
– Ecosystem services ;
– Dependence of populations on forest resources;
– Importance of the involvement of local populations in the sustainable management of forest resources
– Opportunity of REDD+ in the management of forest resources.

 

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MFE 301: Processing and improving the productivity of NTFPs and/or agricultural products

Course Details

The objective of this module is to train and/or strengthen the capacities of actors of development actors on techniques for transformation for improvement of productivity of NTFPs and/or agricultural products.

Articulations of this module include :
– Technological foundations for transformation
– Value-added production and work organization
– Operations, logistics and quality management
– Maintenance management
– Coordination and management of a production team
– Choice of machines and inputs for productivity improvement.

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MFE 203: Mining Management and Environmental Protection

Course Details

The objective of this module is to enable learners to acquire tools necessary for environmentally
friendly mining management.

Articulations of this module include :
– Issues and concepts
– Site characterization, rehabilitation techniques
– Monitoring
– Governance (economic considerations, process management and actors involved)
– Environmental, social and economic issues related to mining and industrial projects in the
implementation, operation and post-operation phases
– Arrangements applicable to the financing of site closure and rehabilitation and their
formalization in the form of “mining contracts” or any other type of legal vehicle;
– Methods for assessing environmental, social and economic impacts in the specific context
of mining and industrial projects
– Methods for managing mining waste
– Methods of decontamination and rehabilitation of mining and industrial sites;
– International standards for the closure and progressive rehabilitation of mining and
industrial sites
– Risk analysis methods in the specific context of closure and rehabilitation of mining and
industrial sites
– Environmental and social management plans in the specific context of closing and
rehabilitating mining and industrial sites

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MFE 302: Environmental Management-Value chains and circular economy

Course Details

The objective of this module is to Strengthen your capacities on environmental management mechanisms including value creation chains,the circular economy and waste management.

Articulations of this module include :
– Environmental manegement,value chains and competitives of SMEs
– Certification and environmental standards
– Life cycle analysis and circular economy
– Carbon footprint and social acceptability
– Management and Valorization of waste from municipalities and circular economy
– Exchange of experience on value chains creation networks,waste management and the circular economy

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MFE 204: Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Management Techniques (Low Environmental Impact)

Course Details

The objective of this training module is to teach participants how to manage artisanal and small-scale
sustainable management of artisanal and small-scale mining to enable increased revenue and contribution
contribution of this sector to the national economy while minimizing environmental impact.

Articulations of this module include :
– General Introduction
– Small-Scale Artisanal Mining
– Coverage of Small-Scale Artisanal Mining in Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Reporting
– National Sector Analyses
– Introduction to Initial Estimates
– Social and environmental impact assessment
– Management techniques to increase revenues and minimize environmental impacts
– Institutional and legislative framework for artisanal and small-scale mining
– Good practices in artisanal and small-scale mining

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MFE 205 : ”QUALITY SERVICE AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION” : AFRICAN COMPANIES TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE

Course Details

At the end of this training, you will be, among others:
-Better able to deploy good management practices oriented towards “customer satisfaction”, which promote cost reduction, respect of deadlines and conformity of your services/products;
-Equipped to meet your customers’ requirements more effectively, in order to increase their loyalty and your profitability.

Articulations of this module include :
Module 1: Focus on quality management
*The stakes, the different facets of quality, focus on the ISO 9001:2015 standard
*Case study: Experience in quality management of a multinational company certified ISO 9001:2015

Module 2: Ensure the satisfaction of your customers
*Methods, tools and tips, notions of implicit and explicit requirements

Module 3: Prevention and treatment of complaints
*Approach and tools

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MFE 303: Setting up REDD+ projects

Course Details

The objective of this training module is to facilitate the integration of REDD+ concepts in projects
development initiatives. This is a relevant strategy for sustainable development in developing
countries affected by the impacts of deforestation and forest degradation.

Articulations of this module include :
– REDD+ Key concepts
– Context analysis
– Definition of project area
– Key players
– Socio-economic analysis, etc.
– Elements of Project Idea Note (PIN)
– Analysis of deforestation or threats to forest cover drivers
– Reference scenario,
– Project activities to reduce threats
– Governance system, payment mechanism and profit or revenue sharing system
– Elements to be considered for the implementation of Sustainable Development Projects
(SDPs)

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MFE 304: Designing REDD++ and natural resource management projects

Course Details

The objective of this module is to train or strengthen the capacities of development actors on
efficient techniques for setting up projects to facilitate access to increasingly limited funding.

This module is structured as follows:
Analysis phase
o Preparatory analysis
o Stakeholder analysis
o Problem analysis
o Analysis of objectives
o Analysis of strategies
Planning phase
o Logical Framework
o Intervention logic
o Indicators and sources of verification
o Assumptions
o the Necessary means
o Preparation of a calendar of activities ( Drafting of the project (elements to consider to have a high impact project)

phase and search for funding of the project
o Preparation of the provisional budget
o Establishment of a mechanism for monitoring available funding
o Knowledge of lessors’ requirements
o Setting up the submission schedule
Monitoring-evaluation phase
o Why?
o When?
o How?
o Financial follow-up
o Writing Report
Financial package of the project
o Knowledge of partners and their requirements
o Analysis of project inputs
o Preparation of the provisional budget (expenditure and revenue)
o Implementation of a monitoring and evaluation system
o Writing of the financial package

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MFE 207: Local Development and Climate Change adaptation

Course Details

The objective of this module is to enable learners to acquire tools that facilitate local
development taking account of environmental protection and REDD+ issues.

Articulations of this module include :
– Theory and concepts of economic and local development, as well as social economy and
socio-territorial development.
– Context of the emergence or re-emergence of local concerns and initiatives.
– Local production systems, industrial clusters, cultural districts and clusters.
– Actors in local economic development.
– Local development initiatives and socio-territorial innovation
– Community actor at the initiative of local development
– Examples of local development initiatives in Africa and internationally presented through case studies and interviews with actors that illustrate the various axes of intervention.
– Stakeholder interactions and development initiatives.
– Conditions for success of local development initiatives: sense of ownership, empowerment of actors, leadership, innovation and cooperation networks.
– Positioning of REDD+ in local development.
– Payment for Environmental Services (PES) and local development.

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MFE 208: Effective management of Protected Areas (PA)

Course Details

This course aims to give the learner the tools and techniques for planning and effective management of PAs, with a view to significantly improving their contribution to the conservation of biological diversity and to the improvement of the living conditions of neighboring populations. of PAs. This course will also allow the learner to master the standards of management and evaluation, as well as the mechanisms of sustainable financing of PAs in order to contribute to the mitigation of the thorny problem of the economic and ecological profitability of the conservation of protected areas.

Articulations of this module include :
-National conservation policies (Legislation, Strategies) and issues of the management of protected areas
-Efficient planning and management of protected areas (Tools: Management / development plan, Business Plan, Integrated Market Enforcement Teams (IMET), Annual Budgeted Work Plan (AWPB), etc.)
– Ecology of tropical ecosystems and notions of conservation biology
– Landscape & ecological connectivity approaches and cross-border management
-Participatory approaches (local populations, other stakeholders / national and international partners: Governmental Institutions and Non-Governmental Organizations, Research institutes, Private sector …) and management of biodiversity
– Sustainable management of PA natural resources (Management of terrestrial, marine and coastal ecosystems; Integrated planning of the use of space; Exploitation of plant species with high economic potential; Sustainable exploitation of Non-Wood Forest Products of plant origin, Design, implementation and monitoring of development projects alternative to the overexploitation of natural resources; Partnership negotiation and good governance)
– Promotion of wildlife in and on the outskirts of PAs (Ecotourism, Sport hunting, Village hunting)
– Prevention of zoonoses
– Ecological monitoring, wildlife inventory techniques and concepts of GIS (Software and Tools: Distance sampling, Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS), Monitoring Illegal Killing of Endangered Species (MIKES), Monitoring system for the Bushmeat sector in Africa Central (SYVBAC), navigation tools: maps, compass, GPS, etc.)
– Field trips and data processing
-Environmental law and sustainable development in Africa (International conventions, Action plans, Programs …)
-Environmental economics
– Environmental Information and Education (Information Education Communication (IEC), Environmental Education)
– Fundraising, sustainable financial mechanisms and lobbying
– Planning and management of human resources

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MFE 211: Estimation of emission factors related to changes in vegetation cover

Course Details

This training will enable participants to build their capacity on
procedures and methods for estimating emission factors related to land use change and
and the establishment of a monitoring system.

Articulations of this module include :
*Carbon stock changes due to deforestation and forest degradation by different anthropogenic activities
*IPCC levels for estimating emission factors (EFs)
* Allometric equations
– Definition of allometric equations
– Determination of the allometric equations;
– Uses of allometric equations.
*Establishment of reference levels (FREL/FRL)
* Estimation of emission factors – stock difference method and gain-loss difference method
*Estimation of emission factors related to deforestation
– Stratification of vegetation cover types
– Carbon reservoirs
– Field measurements, carbon stock estimation and EF determination
– Estimating carbon stocks and determining EFs
– Sources of error and quality assurance/ control
*Estimation of emission factors related to forest degradation from different anthropogenic
activities

-Strategies
– Data collection to estimate EFs: field measurements
– Estimated EFs and total emissions
– How to estimate gains from regrowth in anthropogenic areas.

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MFE 212: REDD ++ – Payments for Environmental Services (PES)

Course Details

The objective of this course is to introduce learners to the opportunities, mechanisms and challenges of financing and payments for environmental services under REDD ++. This course will also provide an opportunity to return to the fundamentals of sustainable management and draw on practical cases from countries that have successfully carried out PES so that learners are edified and can adapt them in their context.

Articulations of this module include :

  • Dependence of populations on forest resources;
  • Importance of the involvement of local populations in the sustainable management of forest resources;
  • Concept of sustainable management and development of REDD ++;
  • Sustainable management of African ecosystems (adaptive, participatory and multi-use management) within the context of REDD ++;
  • Activities and criteria of eligible projects under REDD ++;
  • Presentation of the various carbon sinks and links with climate change;
  • REDD ++ financing: opportunities and challenges;
  • PSE – Definition and justification;
  • Implementation mechanisms;
  • Estimation of ecosystem services;
  • The various institutions involved in the financing of REDD ++ and PSE;
  • PES markets;
  • Financing of PES;
  • Conditions for success of PES projects;
  • Management of PES
  • Presentations of the experiences of countries and projects that have implemented PES.

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MFE 213: Bush fire management in the context of REDD+.

Course Details

The objective of this module is to develop the capacities of participants on fire management as
a natural resource management tool to move from fighting late and uncontrolled fires to
controlling and managing early fires.

Articulations of this module include :
– Introduction
– Legal, political and institutional framework
– Rural fire management approach;
– National fire management plan/strategy
– Fire actors and cycles
– Presentation of good practice cases
– Development of maps for bush fire monitoring
– Methods for analyzing bush fire dynamics
– Bush fire management
– PES and bushfire management

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MFE 214: Use of drones for monitoring REDD+ activities and sustainable land management

Course Details

The objective of this module is to provide users with modern capabilities for monitoring forest
cover with UAVs. This module also provides participants with knowledge on the framework for
using these UAVs.

The module’s components include:
– Introduction
– Different types of drones: costs, Advantages and disadvantages
– Uses of UAVs
– Guide to the use of drones
– Legislation regarding the use of drones
– Monitoring forest cover from drones
-Monitoring of farms from drones
– Application of drones in the REDD+ mechanism: possibilities, advantages, limitations and constraintss

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