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This is the massive open online course (mooc) version of the UN-REDD Programme's successful REDD+ Academy -- developed with support from UN CC:Learn. This course is free and open to all. Upon successfully passing the final exam, a certificate will be issued. Learn more about the REDD+ Academy and access the accompanying Learning Journals here.

To register for one or more of the lessons in this course, please visit There you will be able to create an account and will be given further instructions about how to register.

Languages: Currently the courses are available in English and French. The introductory course is also available in Spanish.


This curriculum, consisting of three, self-paced, online courses, provides a basic level of understanding of the basics of climate change, deforestation and forest degradation, and the REDD+ concept. (Available in English and Spanish)


This course is based on two PROFOR–FAO publications on forest governance. One offers a framework for assessing forest governance and the other describes good assessment practices. In five modules, the course will cover:

  • What is forest governance?
  • How do you write an overall plan for a governance assessment?
  • How do you write a specific plan for data collection?
  • How do you collect and analyze data?
  • How do you achieve impact with your results and prepare for future work?

Target Audience: 

  • Staff of forest agencies
  • NGOs
  • Staff and senior students of Forestry Schools
  • Staff of international development partners


Register for this course here.