Digital Campus: A transformative learning hub for sustainable landscapes

26 Jun 2024

Starting June 2024, the Global Landscapes Forum and CIFOR-ICRAF will further upskill and develop the next generation of sustainable landscape professionals, to rethink land use across the globe.  

Bonn, Germany (26 June 2024)The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) and CIFOR-ICRAF are introducing the Digital Campus, a transformative platform designed for landscape professionals, learners, educators and scientists. This innovative hub will convene learners in a learning experience to drive action toward sustainable landscapes through the latest knowledge, data and research. 

The Digital Campus offers a comprehensive, demand-driven learning experience for local actors and target groups. Later in 2024, it will continue to grow, offering a variety of learning experiences through calls for applications posted on the platform. 

The Digital Campus will feature needs-based and action-oriented learning journeys on integrated and inclusive approaches to governing and managing landscapes. By including case studies and project data from CIFOR-ICRAF, it will bridge the gap between online training and real-world impact. 

“Integrated approaches are widely promoted to tackle the world’s environmental crisis, but few are the opportunities for practitioners to learn how to apply these approaches. The Digital Campus aims to fill this gap by providing a learning space where practitioners can upgrade their knowledge and educators can create curricula to prepare their students to face the challenges of the future,” said Cora van Oosten, Director of Capacity Development & Education at CIFOR-ICRAF. 

By connecting digital content with local action, the Digital Campus aims to strengthen ties among diverse stakeholders and landscapes. It offers an interactive space to share experiences and insights and co-create knowledge. 

Addressing global challenges 

Drawing on the scientific expertise of CIFOR-ICRAF and the GLF’s extensive network, the Digital Campus will focus on nine core themes addressing current global challenges such as the climate crisis and biodiversity loss: 

Biodiversity Business, finance and economics Climate change Food and livelihoods Governance and policy Landscape approach Measuring progress Restoration Social rights and equity

To learn more about the Digital Campus, contact us here. 




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About the Landscape Academy  

The Digital Campus is part of the Landscape Academy, an initiative by the Global Landscapes Forum offering a wide range of opportunities to address global challenges, supporting professionals worldwide to apply landscape approaches effectively in their contexts. It serves thousands of learners, helping them expand their knowledge, connect with peers and shape their careers in sustainable landscape management. Learn more at 

About the GLF 

The Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, connecting people with a shared vision to create productive, profitable, equitable & resilient landscapes. It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research-World Agroforestry Centre (CIFOR-ICRAF), in collaboration with its co-founders UNEP and the World Bank, and its charter members. Learn more at 

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