Mentoring support for a Change Project (CP) in the participant’s home countries
After the three-week residential course in Sweden, each participant will carry out a Change Project based in their own organisation. The participant will work on the project part time for about six months. The project is chosen by the participant and related to LoCoFoRest.
Participants must include their project idea in their application. The idea will be further developed and initiated with help from mentors and other participants during the course in Sweden.
The project type and objective should be adapted to the context and needs of the participant’s country, and the mandate of the participant’s organisation (see a list of examples below).
Support a national, regional or local process
A CP should support a national, regional or local process to strengthen enabling conditions for sustainable and scalable forest restoration.
Depending on the mandate of the participant’s organisation, this can be improved governance, support for ecosystem services, or support for local entrepreneurship and sustainable value chains, or a mixture of all these.
CPs must be approved by the applicant’s organisation. Priority will be given to proposals where two or more participants from different organizations and/or sectors in the same country unite in one project. Well-motivated, individual CP proposals can also be accepted. During the training course in Sweden, participants will review the CP suggestions to improve its relevance. The ITP organizing team, participants and supervisors will then discuss each CP to finalise the proposal and ensure it is ready to initiate once participants return home.
Regular feedback by mentors
Each CP will be allocated one or two mentors from the training programme. These mentors will be involved from the review stage of the course in Sweden.
During the CP execution period (after the training in Sweden, lasting approximately six months), participants will be able to consult with, and get regular feedback from, their mentors electronically through a module in the e-learning platform.
Mentors will also follow up the change project during a visit to the participant. This will be aligned in time with the national annual restoration conference.
Examples of Change Projects
In the document below you can find 22 examples of Change Projects. The examples illustrate the breadth of potential CP subjects and objectives and is not exhaustive.
The suggested collaborations are only indicative. CP teams can be made up of two or more people. Well-motivated CPs can be completed by an individual for their own organisation