Training Programme Canada IFED – 2024
TRAINING PROGRAM CANADA IFED 2024
IFED – International Forestry and Environmental Development
Message to partner
As we bid farewell to 2023, I’d like to express my gratitude for the memorable journey we’ve made together.
The 28th Conference of the Parties was held this autumn in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, one of the world’s largest oil states. The appointment of Sultan Ahmed Al-Jaber, UAE Minister of Industry and Advanced Technologies and CEO of the oil company ADNOC, provoked an outcry from environmental groups, some of which chose to boycott COP 28. The major resolution of COP 28 was the transition away from fossil fuels, including coal as well as other fuels such as oil and gas. Although there is a sense of disappointment that the final text is non- binding, it nevertheless embodies a commitment to move away from polluting fuels. Positive actions and treaties can have a positive impact on our quality of life. One example is the Montreal Protocol, which has significantly reduced the amount of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) in the atmosphere. The gradual elimination of almost 99% of banned ozone-depleting substances has helped preserve the ozone layer and contributed significantly to its recovery in the upper stratosphere and to a reduction in human exposure to the Sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, according to experts commissioned by the UN.
However, our society continues to be undermined by air pollution, with many industries and transport still heavily dependent on fossil fuels, notably gas and oil. Storms and bushfires are increasingly common in our daily lives. Global population growth and the need to survive continue to put pressure on natural resources, with consequences for biodiversity,
forests, with deforestation still on the increase in some countries, household and industrial waste contaminating our waterways, our health and our atmosphere. In 2023, IFED worked intensively on training with online courses. In the course of the year, we introduced a face-to-face training course on sustainable management, which has attracted a great deal of interest. This course will take place in Canada in March 2024.
Faced with these many challenges, environmental education and the sustainable management of our resources remain a priority for our ecological transition. I would like to take this opportunity to submit to you the professional training and capacity-building program for the year 2024. 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 resource management and climate change. For 2024, we are offering both online and face-to-face training courses, notably in Canada, to give stakeholders flexibility in their choice of training. Our à la carte training courses are still available, and should the need arise, we will make available our training catalog with many more courses for à la carte training choices. With this in mind, we are ready to support you according to your needs with online, face-to-face and hybrid training combining online and face-to-face.
On behalf of the entire IFED team, I would like to thank you for your confidence, and hope that we will continue to work together with you throughout 2024 to find the most viable solutions for the ecological transition. Please accept our best wishes for happiness, health and the integration of the 3RVE principle into our lives, and I wish you, your family, your loved ones and your team a happy new year 2024.
Adrien Djomo. PhD
I. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF IFED
Forêt Internationale & Développement Environnemental (IFED) specializes in the sustainable management of natural resources, mitigating the adverse effects of climate change and alleviating poverty among local communities living alongside these resources.
Thanks to a network of dynamic partnerships, as well as innovative research and development programs, IFED is always at the cutting edge of technology to provide its partners with an efficient service tailored to their needs. To this end, IFED collaborates with governments, municipalities, the private and public sectors, national and international NGOs, universities, research centers and institutions committed to the development of sustainable natural resource management. We offer training in a wide range of natural resource and environmental management topics.
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 management of natural resources and REDD+. We want to be at your side in the transition to carbon neutrality, offering training and capacity-building to help you achieve these objectives.
The specific training objectives are to :
- Training and capacity-building for the widest possible range of professionals and stakeholders from the public, private and parapublic
sectors and civil society in the field of sustainable management and the environment
- Developing skills that will facilitate the transition to the decarbonate and reverse deforestation and degradation of forests,
biodiversity and land by 2030.
General Coordinator: Dr. Adrien Djomo
Administration: Ms Gaëlle Djimeli
Board of Directors Chairman: Pr. Louis Zapfack
Dr. Adrien Djomo
Dr. J. Andrew Grant
Dr. Hans Wullaert:
Dr. Ali Asghar Vahedi
Dr. Martin Claude Yemele
Dr. Mabaye Dia
Dr. Nomusa Mngoma
II. TEACHING APPROACHES
In order to make our training courses more attractive and to achieve the desired objectives and required impacts, IFED’s training modules will be based on pedagogical approaches aimed at training and/or capacity building for adults. Thus, our pedagogical orientations and teaching methods will put learners at the center by taking into account the elements below:
- Personal benefit: our training content will address society’s issues and needs on the environment, renewable resource management, climate change and REDD+ to enable learners to find greater satisfaction and improve their knowledge, skills and professional status;
- Self-direction: during our training courses, learners should have a certain degree of independence in the learning process, enabling them to interact and have control over their learning;
- Experience: content and teaching approaches will draw on the expertise and experience of learners;
- Application and action: pedagogical methods will enable learners to apply their learning, practice new skills or test their knowledge, and ensure that what they learn is of immediate use.
- Learning styles: learning styles are based on a variety of approaches that make teaching interactive, innovative, easy to assimilate and directly useful for the learner.
At the start of our training courses, an assessment of learners’ needs is carried out using open-ended questions to enable trainers to better understand and assess the profile of their learners (experience, expertise, interest and motivation to participate in the training session). Given that adult learners are more motivated to learn when the learning process helps solve their problems, uses their personal experience, is self-oriented, involves action and a mix of learning styles, IFED’s training courses are based on assessment. An 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 using the knowledge acquired during training to improve their approach to managing natural resources and the environment.
III. TRAINING COURSES
Our training courses have been designed to address the environmental issues facing Canadian society. Several themes are covered, such as waste management and pollution, pollution from transportation, the problems of bush fires in Canadian society, pollution associated with the mining industry, and the effective integration of sustainable management and environmental issues into social science courses to further interest and learning among young people on these themes. Each course is offered for a duration of 1h30 each during the first and second quarters of 2024, in French and English, at the following times
Morning – 10 am – 11:30 am
Afternoon 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Evening 5 pm – 6:30 pm
Third-quarter training courses are listed but not scheduled. They can be offered at any time as “à la carte” training courses, according to the needs expressed. In this case, arrangements for dates and times will be made with the groups who express a need for these courses. Registration for each course is carried out on the IFED website. If you are interested, please go directly to the site to register.
Training is provided by professionals and teachers with many years of experience and expertise.
IV. 2024 TRAINING CALENDAR