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Collaboration on forest and climate change – capacity building work plan

The capacity building work plan aims to design and facilitate training workshops about how the trends relating to global climate change may affect the US Agency for International Development (USAID)’s ongoing and future programming in the forest sector.

Specifically, the work plan will build understanding and technical proficiency within USAID staff and local partners regarding the following topics:

  • the integration of climate change into forestry,
  • forests and adaptation to climate change,
  • carbon accounting,
  • carbon mechanisms and markets,
  • biofuels.

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and the World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) will develop training materials (‘toolbox’) and distribute them to the participants. In addition CIFOR will work with USAID to determine the best way to make these materials available online, and will then prepare them in that format. It will also include supporting reference materials and interactive training exercises and case studies. The training materials must be in the form of modules that can be added to a larger training and/or stand alone.

CIFOR and ICRAF will also design and implement three training workshops.

For more information visit the capacity building work plan website.