The target group is principally
open (professionals in forest-related business environments,
but without a formal qualification in forestry), but in practice
made up mainly of development-cooperation personnel (both
of donor agencies, and partner organizations in developing
Applying a modular set-up, the course-structure reflects all
relevant fields of forest science (forest policy and law,
forest economics, administration, management planning and
silviculture, harvesting of forest products (including transport),
nature protection, wildlife management, forest protection
(pest-control, suppression of wildfires, etc.).
Participants are free to determine the focus of the course
according to their specific needs, and select the appropriate
modules. They are provided with a complete set of course material.