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What is the Restoration Academy?

The Restoration Academy is a tailor-made and engaging workshop format that enables restoration implementers to contribute to and benefit from the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (UN Decade) and regional initiatives like the AFR100.

The UN Decade (2021-2023) and its global movement #GenerationRestoration aim to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of our ecosystems around the world until 2030 – to improve people's livelihoods, combat climate change and halt the loss of biodiversity.

The Restoration Academy will cover a range of topics crucial to the success of ecosystem restoration and FLR including communication, networking, sharing of best practices, gender, monitoring and access to funding. As a participant you will receive customized training and benefit from knowledge sharing and peer-to-peer learning in a diverse and interactive learning environment.

So far, Restoration Academies have been successfully implemented among others in El Salvador, Togo, Rwanda and Nigeria.

Who can apply?

If you are…

  • Working or volunteering for a local or national government agency, scientific institution, non-governmental organization (NGO) or a private enterprise
  • that is involved in ecosystem restoration with a focus on forest landscape restoration (FLR)
  • based in one of the 34 AFR100 partner countries (see full list here)
  • and are ready to share your expertise, present good practices from your work, and engage in a dialogue with other participants to contribute to the goals of the UN Decade

… then apply for the Restoration Academy! We look forward to hearing from you.

Information on logistics:

Cost: If you are selected, your participation will be fully funded, including accommodation, meals and travelling costs. Please note that we can only select one person per organization to join the Restoration Academy on-site workshop.

Language: English

Duration: Two days workshop and one day field trip on site and around 6 hours of virtual participation before and after to prepare your on-site participation and continue virtual learning after the in-person meeting.

  • Date: 17 - 19 June 2024 (with arrival on 16 June and departure on 20 June 2024).
  • The onsite meeting will take place right before the Annual Partnership Meeting of the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100).
  • Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and virtually on the MS Teams platform
  • Accommodation: If you are selected, accommodation will be arranged for you.

How to apply?

Please click on the following link or scan the QR code and submit your application until 1 May 2024:


Apply here

We consider all applications equally, regardless of the applicants’ race, ethnicity, religion, color, nationality, age, disability (physical or mental), sexual orientation, gender identity, parental status, marital status and political affiliation, as well as gender expression, mental illness, socioeconomic status or origin, neuroactivity or physical appearance.


If you have any questions regarding the Restoration Academy and the application procedure, or require any assistance for barrier-free participation, please get in touch: [email protected].

Who organizes the Restoration Academy?

The Restoration Academy Tanzania is jointly organized and hosted by the projects “Support for the design and implementation of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration” (DEER) which is funded through the German International Climate Initiative (IKI) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) and the “Global project on forest landscape restoration and good governance in the forest sector” (Forests4Future) which is implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) as well as the regional project “Alliance for large scale ecosystem restoration in Africa” (AREECA) which is implemented by a GIZ-led consortium on behalf of BMUV and funded through IKI.

The Restoration Academy Tanzania is co-hosted by the African Union Development Agency - NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD) through the AFR100 Initiative and the Tanzania Forest Services Agency (TFS).


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Organized by: Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), African Union Development Agency - NEPAD (AUDA-NEPAD) through the AFR100 Initiative, and Tanzania Forest Services Agency (TFS)

Date of Event: 17 - 19 Jun 2024

Event Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Event Category: Workshop

Event Format: Hybrid