Capacity Building


SPDC is expanding its collaboration with IUFRO member institutions in Central Asia in support of strengthening the science-practice linkage through the “Resilient Future Forests Lab” Project in the Kyrgyz Republic and Uzbekistan....[more]


Editions in Sinhala and Tamil of our publication "Implementing Forest Landscape Restoration - A Practitioner's Guide" have just appeared - download them at:![more]


This report highlights important differences in political, legal, and institutional environments, and the need to recognise opportunities and limitations in the local context when restoring land.[more]


ITTO and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) have released a free series of learning modules for high-school and university students to guide further understanding on forest landscape restoration...[more]


Thank you for participating in our Session  "Capacities for Forest Science: Shape Your Professional Future"!      28 Sept. 2021 UTC Time 13:30 and 21:30; and 29 Sept. 2021 UTC Time 08:30 Have a...[more]


From 31 May 2021 to 25 June, 2021 an online course was held in Spanish on the practice of forest landscape restoration. This course is based on IUFRO-SPDC's Spanish edition of the FLR Practitioner's Guide. More ...[more]


IUFRO Occasional Paper 33 now in French - 'Mise en œuvre de la restauration des paysages forestiers: Leçons apprises de paysages sélectionnés en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine' est maintenant disponible en français![more]


The English volume of the Occasional Paper No 33 "Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation: Lessons learned from selected landscapes in Africa, Asia and Latin America has been translated into French. The French edition is...[more]


in the  online training workshop on systematic evidence evaluation addressing the broad theme of “Forest Landscape Restoration”,  22-26 March, 2021 The call is directed at early and mid-career scientists from...[more]


The Forest Landscape Restoration Practitioner's Guide is now available in French![more]


From 12 - 16 October, 2020 the online training workshop - Systematic Evidence Evaluation on Forest Landscape Restoration - is being held by IUFRO-SPDC in collaboration with the University of Oxford, UK.  Expressions of...[more]


A resource for FLR facilitators, decision makers, and practitioners that shares lessons to enhance understanding of ecological, social and economic dimensions of FLR.[more]


"Implementando la restauración del paisaje forestal - una guía para practicantes" was launched at the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil, Oct. 2019. [more]


on Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation "Progress on the Ground". Venue: EXPO UNIMED, Curitiba, Brazil Date/Time: 1 October 2019, 17:30 – 20:30 Organised by: IUFRO Special Programme for Development of Capacities (SPDC)...[more]


IUFRO-SPDC is organising four training workshops on scientific methods and science-society interactions prior to the XXV IUFRO World Congress in Curitiba, Brazil. Read more.....[more]


in Curitiba, Brazil, 29 Sept. - 5 Oct. 2019: Application process for SAP has already been closed! Deadline was: 30 April 2019, 23:59 Hawaiian time[more]


The workshop titled "Best Practices for Implementing Forest Landscape Restoration in South Asia" took place in Chilaw, Sri Lanka, from 15 through 17 August, 2018. [more]


The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative (YSI) is the latest collaboration between IUFRO and the European Forest Institute (EFI) and will offer a limited number of grants for short scientific visits in 2019.[more]


Within the framework of the project “Climate Change Adaptation Potentials of Forests in Bhutan – BC-Cap” two training workshops were held in Bhutan on how to work effectively in this area. [more]


The IUFRO-EFI Young Scientists Initiative (YSI) is the latest collaboration between IUFRO and the European Forest Institute (EFI) and offered 5 grants for short scientific visits starting from 2018.[more]


IUFRO-SPDC, together with the German Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) and the US Forest Service, held a Knowledge-sharing Workshop and Ministerial-level Meeting in support...[more]


Expressions of interest are invited for a 3-day training workshop on systematic review in forest science, to be held as pre-conference event in connection with the 7th Forest Science Symposium “Research Underpinning the...[more]


Available for download: Case studies from around the world provide an insight into experiences and success of FLR projects.   In each case, emphasis in the descriptions is placed on the contribution of restoring...[more]


IUFRO’s thematic networking strengthens collaboration among scientists and forest experts across countries and continents[more]


APFNet Session at Asia-Oceania Congress with representatives from international organizations and governmental forestry research institutes.[more]


A IUFRO-SPDC 3-day training workshop prior to #IUFROAO2016 in Bejing introduced participants to systematic review in forest science.[more]


The First Belum Rain Forest Summit showcases conservation efforts for the Belum Temengor Rain Forest.[more]


IUFRO-SPDC Workshops in Rwanda and El Salvador have provided opportunities for knowledge-sharing on Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation. [more]


Workshop on Systematic Review in Forest Science - Learning from Traditional Forest Knowledge within the framework of the IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania in Beijing, China, 21-27 October, 2016, and is providing...[more]


This Occasional Paper presents the results of the EcoAdapt Project, a joint undertaking by four research and five civil society organizations from Europe and Latin America.[more]


IUFRO-SPDC's Training Workshop in Selangor, Malaysia, has brought together 25 participants from 6 Asian countries. [more]


The World Series Vol. 34 - Forest Landscape Restoration as a Key Component of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation was officially presented on 6 December 2015 at the Thematic Pavilion on Nature and Climate Change of the...[more]


SPDC has coordinated feasibility studies of peer review processes for a validation and follow up of forest landscape restoration pledges. [more]


3-day IUFRO-SPDC Training Workshop on Systematic Review in Forest Science. [more]


3-day IUFRO-SPDC Training Workshop on science-policy interactions for forest and landscape restoration looked into a whole range subjects. [more]


IUFRO-SPDC Pre-Congress Training Workshops in connection with the XXIV IUFRO World Congress 2014; 29 September-3 October 2014 in Snowbird, Utah, USA; Venue: Snowbird Resort[more]


During the last 2 years, ITTO and IUFRO have conducted a project on REDDES (Reducing Deforestation and Forest Degradation and Enhancing Environmental Services from Forests).[more]


IUFRO-SPDC's 30th ANNIVERSARY IUFRO-SPDC has been operational for 30 years now! [more]


IUFRO-SPDC has a new name and is now called "Special Programme for Development of Capacities".[more]