Human resources are an important part of the entire cycle of sustainable forest management, from the establishment and maintenance of forests and trees to the proper harvesting, processing and marketing of their products and services. We seek to provide up-to-date knowledge and best practices in education, training, and continuing professional development in the many areas that require strengthening in order for African forestry to improve.

Knowledge and skills for all forest stakeholders

Capacity building and skills development is relevant to all our stakeholders, individually and as groups, from poor communities that live close to forest resources, to scientists, private sector businesses, and policy makers at all levels. All our capacity building and skills development activities are based on sound, science-based knowledge, and through our website, publications, workshops and meetings, we promote the exchange of information and expertise necessary for well-informed and far-sighted decision making.