Protected area participation

This module covers aspects related to protected area participation, including participation of indigenous and local communities. This module forms part of the curriculum of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas (PoWPA Goal 2.2).
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 Course type: Self-paced e-learning module Partners: UNDPCBD

The concept of protected areas has evolved over time, and continues to evolve, as society places new expectations and demands on them. Protected areas are now expected to provide a variety of functions, from enabling humans and nature to adapt to climate change impacts, to sustaining traditional livelihoods, to maintaining the flow of ecosystem services to communities.

As a result, the notion of participation within protected areas is also evolving. If protected areas are to serve these new functions, it will be necessary to involve new stakeholders in new ways, and to provide them with a more meaningful, substantial role in decision making.

Learner Objectives

The objective of this module is to provide you with an overview of the process for engaging protected area stakeholders in participatory processes.

Course Completion Requirements

Please note that the online lessons and the course survey are required to receive the course certificate.

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hello brothers and sisters i need some one to instruct me how to download certificate


i dont see certificate, what can i do?

Julie Kapuvari

Dear @credofacegmail-com,

Thank you for reaching out. Once you have completed all the activities of the course, you will find a blue “DOWNLOAD YOUR CERTIFICATE” button above on this page. Please click that button to get your certificate.