- There is a growing market for skillful restoration professionals. Restoration education allows graduates to merge disciplinary knowledge with process-oriented skills, and get ready for a career in restoration.
- Restoration Education is a collaborative and inter-institutional programme among the Global Landscape Forum (GLF), the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), and other partners of the UN Decade.
- This concept note aims to carve out the basic principles of Restoration Education and what would be the potential modalities through which it could be taught and assessed.
Kick-starting Restoration Education
In order to kickstart the collaborative programme, the partner institutes decided to take off with a number of ‘low input’ activities which lay the foundation for further action.
An inventory of existing courses and modules related to conserving and managing natural resources was made, to serve as a starting point. Based on this, a number of interventions were proposed. These three interventions or ‘kick-starters’ are:
1. Mainstreaming landscape thinking for restoration education.
2. Developing and implementing “think landscape” training modules.
3. Developing and implementing a “think landscape” curriculum.