Virtual trainings accompanied by accredited AF Women Trainers


The International Analog Forestry Network (IAFN) as part of the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Actions (GAGGA) Program in collaboration with the Central American Women’s Fund (FCAM) and Tierra Viva Fund began to provide virtual training to women interested in becoming Analog Forestry Promoters.

Due to the pandemic, a pioneering course in Analog Forestry was organized 100% remotely, where 24 Promoters from 7 Latin American countries successfully graduated. The IAFN is currently developing English-speaking courses for local organizations in Africa and Asia. Our key partner organizations in these regions are Belipola Training Center and Earth Restoration Ltd. based in Sri Lanka as well as CENDEP organization in Cameroon.

Accredited Trainers in Analog Forestry (AF) will provide distance training and virtual personalized tutoring during the course. The basic course contains 12 modules in the form of audios and other didactic and audiovisual materials available to each participant. The virtual training can last up to 3 months and at the end of the course the participants may obtain a certification as the Analog Forestry Promoters if they meet the requirements.

The Distance Learning Course that we offer is a continuous process of learning, knowledge sharing and an exchange of experiences between the participants and Trainers and involves the broader Network of Analog Forestry Trainers and Practitioners who are joining the Analog Forestry designs presentations of the students.

Promoters graduated from this course in 2020 are carrying out projects on their plots and farms in different countries such as Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Bolivia and Ecuador and are active members of our Network of Analog Forestry Promoters.
These courses are also enriched by the contribution of the Promotoras themselves with their evaluations and comments to improve the process in the future.

Our Virtual Trainings

If you are interested in taking the course or have more questions

What will you learn?

  • What is Analog Forestry, its principles and why it is important to restore critical forests and ecosystems
  • How to view the forest from a new perspective to include considerations of land use for economic, social and environmental benefit.
  • Step-by-step Analog Forestry Methodology and how to apply it on your farm, garden and community
  • How to do a Mapping, Ecological Evaluation and apply other practical tools in the management of a farm / site
  • How to develop a design of a site and create a database of species that you select to use

Use our checklist to see if you qualify for our virtual training participation:

  • Demonstrated interest in ecosystem restoration, agroecology, climate change adaptation practices or other related topic
  • Have access to a plot of your own / family / of your organization or in the community
  • Access to internet connection: whatsapp / zoom and if possible access to a computer (it is not necessary to have your own computer) but access would help you to see documents that may not open well on telephones due to their size (eg Excel based data, etc.)
  • Have the support and backing of your local organization
  • Motivation to put the course into practice and dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week

Online Sessions

The classes include 12 audio modules that are complemented with practical examples, videos, written or audiovisual materials. You will have 3 months to carry out the practical tasks and develop an AF design with our tutoring.

The course takes 3 months and you will need a minimum dedication of 5 hours per week.

You will be able to listen to the weekly audio modules at your own times and schedule thus achieving the maximum understanding of each of the topics.

Every week, you will have regular classes- calls of approx. 2 hours in small groups of students (around 4 people per group) with the selected Trainer / teacher of the course to review the module, your field work tasks and AF design. The designated trainer will be available during the week to interact with you and answer any concerns. You will also connect with other accredited Promoters in your country and region.


If you are interested in taking the course or have more questions, contact us:

Lubi Bogantes, Capacity Building Coordination, IAFN Costa Rica: /