A gateway to the expertise of a worldwide network of biodiversity practitioners and policymakers
Welcome to Learning for Nature

Learning for Nature is a premier e-learning programme brought to you by the United Nations Development Programme.

Become a part of a community of practice committed to promoting nature-based solutions for sustainable development, and explore a variety of capacity development opportunities offered in partnership with leading organizations in the field of biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

141
e-learning opportunities
17,985
forum engagements
44,430
enrolled students
194
countries

The Learning for Nature platform aims to:

Promote best practices in conservation and sustainable development

Develop the capacity of biodiversity policymakers, practitioners, and local and Indigenous communities

Catalyze ongoing peer-to-peer learning and facilitate knowledge exchange

Popular e-learning opportunities

Certificate

Massive Open Online Course

Ecosystem Restoration (2022)

Upcoming on 19 September 2022. Registration open.
40 hours
English, French, Spanish
Certificate

Self-paced module

Green Entrepreneurship (2022)

Available. Registration open.
18 hours
English, French, Spanish
Certificate

Self-paced module

Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations: Project Access Online

Available. Registration open.
9 hours
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese
Certificate

Micro-course

Using Spatial Data for Biodiversity

Available. Registration open.
4 hours
English, French, Spanish

Impact stories

Revitalizing Indigenous Food Systems for Community Resilience

22 May marks International Day of Biodiversity. Learn how Indigenous Peoples and local communities around the world are restoring native seed biodiversity for food security and climate resilience.

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Supporting Community Engagement in Protected Area Management in the Comoros

Learn how Nilda Abdallah promotes local community participation in protected area management in the Comoros by applying the principles of green entrepreneurship.

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Computing a National Multidimensional Poverty Index Using Statistical Data

Learn how Lerato Makana, participant in the MOOC “Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index,” will apply the tools gained in the course to use statistical data to compute a national Multidimensional Poverty Index in Lesotho.

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Uplifting the Traditional Ecological Knowledge of the Anam People

Learn how Asikaralu Okafor, participant in the self-paced course "Indigenous Peoples at the United Nations: Project Access Online," will use the skills she gained in the course to mainstream traditional ecological knowledge of the native Anam people in the agricultural sector in Nigeria.

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Testimonials

I have had the greatest experience with the Designing a Multidimensional Poverty Index course. It was highly relevant for my work at the office, more so now that we are about to engage in computing the first MPI for Lesotho. Enrolling in this course brought further clarity on what opportunities to explore in order to scale up efforts for nature-based sustainable development.

Knowledge sharing is key to accelerated implementation of conservation mechanisms. Supporting Indigenous communities and integrating traditional knowledge with Western science is central to success. The course “Nature-based solutions for sustainable development” will enhance my ability to communicate our climate program and specifically natural climate solutions to potential funders as we enter the next phase of our project.

The “Communicating the value of biodiversity” course has reinvigorated my enthusiasm and helped channel the future direction of upcoming threatened species work programmes. This course will help strengthen, expand, and further develop the collaborative relationships between our partners, sponsors, advisors, NGOs, service providers, technical specialists, and the local community for the benefit of indigenous biodiversity, future health, and wellbeing.

The “Using spatial data for biodiversity” course is totally focused on the application of a number of free and accessible tools that are currently available to people. There is nothing better than adding value by taking advantage of the remote sensing technology and applying it to key issues for our development and future as human beings.

Lerato Makana

Chief Statistician of the Bureau of Statistics, Lesotho

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Jacqueline Demchuk

Associate Director of Philanthropy of Nature United, Canada

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Rachel Hufton

Aspiring Biodiversity Trust (ABT) Project Coordinator, New Zealand

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Sebastian Ojeda

Map Data Technician at Outdooractive, Colombia

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