International Forest, & Environmental Development

Forêt Internationale, et Développement Environnemental

Message to partners

Climate change is accompanied by several increasingly visible consequences such as severe storms, flooding, extreme heat and cold, and changes in rainfall cycles and duration. This poses numerous threats, particularly to the ability to ensure food security, eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable development. Faced with these challenges, concrete responses are expected at different levels of society, including governments and civil society actors, so that future generations can maintain their chances of survival. Thus, to combat climate change and its impacts, at COP 26 held in Glasgow, Scotland, from 1 to 12 November 2021, stakeholders committed to work collectively to halt and reverse forest loss and land degradation by 2030, while ensuring sustainable development and promoting inclusive rural transformation. This requires the mobilisation of national and international financial flows to reverse forest loss and degradation. However, will and finance alone will not make the world carbon neutral. The transition from a high-carbon society to a low-carbon society requires greater involvement of civil society and a great deal of training and capacity building to enable the various actors to be better equipped to set up and develop projects with a high environmental impact.

In order to accompany this transition to achieve carbon neutrality with little or no deforestation and forest degradation, IFED (www.ifed-inc.ca) in collaboration with Queen’s University (www.queensu.ca) based in Canada has set up this professional training and capacity building programme for the year 2022.
These trainings will be facilitated by high level trainers and professionals with many years of experience in training and capacity building in the fields of renewable resources management and climate change.

For this year 2022, we offer both face-to-face and online training to allow stakeholders flexibility in their choice of training. Our à la carte courses remain available and if needed, we can make our training catalogue with many more courses available for à la carte training choices. In this respect, we are willing to accompany you according to your needs with 100% distance learning or blended learning (combining online and face-to-face training).

While thanking you for your confidence, we wish you and your team merry Christmas and happy new year 2022.
The General Coordinator
Adrien Djomo. PhD

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