Monitoring forest and landscape restoration
About this course
Ecosystem restoration is a complex process, from identifying in-need landscapes to determining best practices for planting trees and promoting natural regeneration. To help restoration actors, funders and other partners plan, carry out and monitor successful projects, WRI and FAO have created AURORA, a web application named for Assessment, Understanding and Reporting of Restoration Activities.
As countries work to meet their national commitments to restoring degraded landscapes, it is important that all FLR interventions have manageable monitoring systems in place, to assess progress towards specific goals, support adaptive management and ensure transparency. This course has been developed to equip practitioners with the capacity to design, plan and implement monitoring systems for FLR interventions.
What you'll learn
You will learn about:
- What monitoring is, its principles and why it is important for FLR.
- How to identify restoration goal-themes and sub themes.
- Choosing appropriate indicators to meet restoration objectives.
- Designing a restoration monitoring framework, including considerations of trade-offs and synergies, land uses and constraints.
- Filtering indicators, baseline and targets.
- Deciding which data should be collected.
- Ranking indicators and building a restoration index.
This course is designed for a range of stakeholders with an interest in forest and landscape restoration, including practitioners and policy makers from:
- International and regional organizations and donors;
- National governments;
- Private sector;
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs); and
- Research institutes and universities.