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Inclusive Enterprises for Empowered Communities


About the course

This e-course looks at the connection between inclusion and community-based enterprises (CBEs) developed within community forestry. It explains how and why women and other marginalized groups are often excluded in CBEs and provides practical ways to promote inclusion.

It's free

There is no charge for this course. A certificate is available upon completion if you meet the requirements.

This course is for professionals in the early stages of their forestry career. You may also want to take our complementary course that offers beginner-level knowledge about community forestry and natural resource management and governance. Check out the Community Forestry 101 course for information.

Competency tag

Community-based enterprises; intersectionality and inclusion

Target audience

The primary target audiences are:

  • Practitioners involved in programming, managing and supporting the development of CBEs
  • Forestry trainers and extension agents who address capacity needs in CBE development
  • Private sector entities interested in working with CBEs
  • Social and community-based entrepreneurs who want to incorporate inclusion into their enterprise or business
    • The secondary target audiences are:

      • Policy-makers promoting CBEs
      • Students and teachers working in forestry and natural resource management

      Supported devices

      This course is accessible through any smartphone or tablet device. However, RECOFTC recommends the use of a laptop or desktop computer for the whole course for a more efficient learning experience.

      Download the e-learning app

      RECOFTC's free e-learning app for smartphone and tablet is available for download on Google Play and App Store.



      Inclusive Enterprises for Empowered Communities was produced with the financial support from the European Union, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). The content of this e-course is the sole responsibility of RECOFTC and does not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union, SDC or Sida.

  1. Course Number

    ICBE
  2. Length

    8 hours
  3. Institute

    RECOFTC
  4. Certificate

    Yes
  5. Language

    English
  6. Levels

    Intermediate
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