TRAINING PROGRAM IFED 2022
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
I. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF IFED
International Forestry & Environmental Development (IFED) specialises in the sustainable management of natural resources, mitigating the adverse effects of climate change and alleviating the poverty of local communities living with these resources.
Through a network of dynamic partnerships, as well as innovative research and development programmes, IFED is always at the forefront of technology to provide its partners with an efficient service adapted to their needs. To this
end, IFED collaborates with governments, municipalities, the private and public sectors, national and international NGOs, universities, research centres and institutions involved in the development of sustainable natural resource
management. We offer training on various topics such as
➢ GIS and remote sensing applied to the environment
➢ Environmental management
➢ Quality, safety, hygiene and environment
➢ Forest resource management and REDD+.
➢ Measurement, reporting and verification for REDD+.
➢ Local development and climate change
➢ Human Resource Management
➢ Marketing, industrialisation, value chain and project development
➢ Environmental well-being: production and sanitation
Our vision is to become a major player in the transition to carbon neutrality by 2030 in terms of training and capacity building for technical and administrative staff working in the fields of the environment, sustainable natural resource management and REDD+. Thus, we wish to be at your side in the transition to carbon neutrality by offering training and capacity building to achieve these objectives.
The specific training objectives are to:
➢ To train and build the capacity of the widest possible range of technical agents, technicians, engineers and administrators in the private and public sector.
➢ To develop skills that will facilitate the transition to decarbonisation and the reversal of deforestation and land degradation by 2030.
II. Pedagogical approaches of training
In order to make the trainings more attractive and to achieve the required objectives and impacts, IFED’s training modules will be based on pedagogical approaches aimed at training and/or capacity building of adults. Malcolm
Knowles, one of the leading researchers in adult education, has identified characteristics of adult learners that will guide the planning, implementation, and evaluation of our training courses. Thus, our pedagogical orientations and
teaching methods will put learners at the centre by considering the following elements:
1. Personal benefit: our training contents will respond to society’s problems and needs on the environment, renewable resource management, climate change and REDD+ in order to enable learners to find the best satisfaction
and improve their knowledge, skills, and professional status;
2. Self-direction: learners should have a certain degree of independence in the learning process during our trainings, allowing them to interact and have control over their learning;
3. Experience: the content and teaching approaches will draw on the expertise and experience of the learners;
4. Application and action: teaching methods will enable learners to apply their learning, practice new skills or test their knowledge and make what they learn immediately useful.
5. Learning styles: learning styles will rely on a variety of approaches that make the teaching interactive, innovative, easy to assimilate and directly useful for the learner.
At the beginning of our training courses, an assessment of the learners’ needs is carried out through open-ended questions to allow trainers to better know and assess the profile of their learners (experience, expertise, interest, and
motivation to participate in the training session). As adult learners are more motivated to learn when the learning process helps to solve their problems, uses their personal experience, is self-oriented, involves action and a mix of
learning styles, the implementation of IFED trainings is based on the assessment carried out. A summative evaluation is carried out at the end of each training module to assess the effectiveness of the training content, its
contribution to the needs and expectations of the learners, as well as the use of the learning outcomes to improve their approaches to natural resource management and REDD+.
III. Courses offered
Our training courses aim students, technicians, engineers, technical and administrative officers, researchers, managers of public and private services who wish to acquire in-depth knowledge in the fields of natural resource
management and climate change. IFED offers trainings in four (04) fields, namely.
• MST 100: GIS and Remote Sensing applied to the environment and natural resources management ;
• MFE 200: Forestry and Environment;
• MFE 300: Marketing, value chain, industrialization, and project set-up;
• MFE 400 : Field courses and eco-tourism.