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Mentoring Sustainability Practitioners

Nana Darko Cobbina | 2017 | Proforest

For well over a decade, Proforest has been developing the capacity of sustainability
practitioners from around the world. A key lesson learned from this experience has been the crucial need to go beyond classroom-based training courses to providing the mentored practical experience needed to build real proficiency.

This guide sets out Proforest’s experience of doing this, drawing on the learning and lessons from the Africa Practitioners Network, as well as our work elsewhere.

It documents an approach to mentoring sustainability practitioners, elaborates the key elements of the mentoring programme, and references relevant supporting tools and guidance documents, which can all be downloaded here.


Click here to download the tools, templates and checklists referenced throughout the guide.

More information

Find out more about the Africa Practitioners Network.