REDDcompass Masters’ level short course

From 4 to 15 September 2017, partners of the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) and the University of Melbourne are hosting a Masters’ level short course on MRV for REDD+ for participants from Indonesia. The course follows the structure of GFOI’s web platform REDDcompass which takes students through the key steps in designing and developing a complete MRV system for REDD+. REDDcompass provides a user-friendly approach to assist users in working through complex tasks and detailed guidance materials, including GFOI’s Methods and Guidance Documentation (MGD) and training materials of other partners including the FAO, SilvaCarbon, GOFC-GOLD, the World Bank and others.

30 participants from national and subnational agencies in Indonesia are participating in the course, which utilizes the professional teaching environment of the university to develop a comprehensive skillset in MRV for REDD+. Students will participate in a series of lectures, tutorials, practical tasks, short assessments and submit a final thesis in the form of a national MRV roadmap which draws on the existing capacities, tools and data in Indonesia. Students who complete all course materials will be awarded credit points for the subject from the University of Melbourne.

The course is being cohosted by GFOI partners in the Australian Government, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the US SilvaCarbon Programme.

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Participants from the GFOI RTEDDcompass training course