How to get your own Forest Academy?

Forest Academy communication programme can be used to further societal communication in any subject or field. Photo Krista Kimmo.

The Forest Academy communication programme can be customised to meet different national conditions and topics. The programme format is called ”Forest Academy – Programme for Increasing Dialogue on Forest in Society”. It has already been implemented in Latvia, Tanzania (UONGOZI Institute), Costa Rica (CATIE) and Mozambique (E. Mondlane University).

The customised concept includes

  • A license to use the Forest Academy programme and intellectual property rights within your country
  • Methodology, principles and quality criteria for successful implementation
  • Consultation and training on planning and implementing the program
  • Assistance in adapting the methodology to your needs

We also offer consultancy and practical support while you arrange your first Forest Academy in your country.

Our manual and training demonstrate step by step how to organize each part of the course from beginning to the end. The concept answers questions such as what kind of team is needed in running the Academy and how to make a budget for the forums, but also, how to achieve a high profile for the Academy and how to use the program to generate input for strategic decision making or for policy process preparation.

Silvia Maússe Sitoe, Alberto Manhica ja Romana Rombe Bandeira from Mosambique participated the field course in North Karelia 2016.
Silvia Maússe Sitoe, Alberto Manhica ja Romana Rombe Bandeira from Mosambique participated the field course in North Karelia 2016.

A brochure about the Academy is available in English and French.

For further information on how to implement Forest Academy in your country please contact:


Why should you buy the Forest Academy communication tool?

Produces social capital

      • Knowledge, trust and networks

Long-term communication programme

      •  Not a seminar or a negotiation process

Uses a specific communication strategy and working methods

      • Based on 24 years of experience and development

Ready for implementation, avoidance of bottlenecks

      • Does not define target groups or substance
      • Applicable to different national conditions and themes

Fosters strong support from key stakeholders in the forest sector

      • A pilot phase of at least 2 years and 3 to 4 forums