As part of the Restoration Education program, The Global Landcapes Forum (GLF), together with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and Wageningen University and Research (WuR) brought together 25 participants for a hybrid workshop in Nairobi on Restoration Education for the Pan-African region.
The participants represented eight African universities and colleges, as well as members of GLF, WuR, IUFRO, CIFOR-ICRAF scientists, GLFx Chapters, and Youth in Landscapes (YIL) Restoration Stewards. The workshop achieved its key aims, resulting in the outline of a blueprint for the “Restoration Education” curriculum based on key concepts and principles for restoration and its processes.
Furthermore, possible delivery mechanisms to integrate this blueprint into existing curriculum based on collectively decided principles of transformative education were defined.
The workshop took place over three days and covered three main areas of designing and implementing restoration education:
Day 1 – Knowledge and content for restoration education • Defining restoration principles and key concepts of restoration for education; • Understanding the capacities needed for multiple stakeholders for landscape restoration; and • Collectively defining the content including learning objectives and expectations and key topics.
Day 2 – Delivery of transformative restoration education • Define principles of transformative education for landscape restoration; and • Define learning activities to deliver and integrate content across institutes and organizations.
Day 3 – Restoration education summit • Restoration education summit at GLF Africa; and • Setting the agenda for implementing restoration education.
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