There has never been a more urgent need to restore damaged ecosystems than now. Join #GenerationRestoration and begin your journey towards creating a blueprint to renew natural resources and biodiversity.

Register today for a FREE facilitated Massive Open Online Course on Ecosystem Restoration offered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Convention on Biological Diversity. In this two-part eight-week course you will learn how to create a roadmap for ecosystem restoration at the national or subnational level.

The course will be facilitated in English, French, and Spanish, and will run from 19 September 2022 to 20 November 2022. The course is geared to government representatives interested in creating a blueprint for ecosystem restoration at the national or subnational level but is open to everyone.

Course structure

Part 1: Introduction to ecosystem restoration (19 September — 9 October 2022)

  • Week 1: Introduction to ecosystem restoration
  • Week 2: Assessment of opportunities and priorities for restoration
  • Week 3: Legal, policy and governance aspects

Part 2: Applying ecosystem restoration interventions (17 October — 20 November 2022)

  • Week 1: Strategic planning processes
  • Week 2: Cost-benefit analysis, accounting processes and resource mobilization
  • Week 3: Selection and implementation of restoration interventions
  • Week 4: Monitoring and evaluation
  • Week 5: Capacity building and development

Course completion certificates
This course offers two certificates of completion from the course partners: one for Part 1 and one for Part 2. You may choose to complete only one part of the course and download the certificate for that part.

CERP certification

This course has been pre-approved by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) for credits towards the “Ecological Restoration” category of SER’s Certified Ecological Restoration Practitioner (CERP) program education requirements. Participants who complete Part 1 and Part 2 of this course will be guaranteed to meet 3 of the 6 credits required in the “Ecological Restoration” category. Learn more about the CERP program here.

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