HCV producers training course Malaysia

Many companies are required to maintain HCVs in their management units to comply with sustainability standards or buyers’ sustainability commitments. In practice, companies face a number of barriers that make it difficult to manage and monitor HCVs on the ground, for example, technical constraints or encroachment. Effective HCV management typically requires targeted, collaborative approaches and planning.

This course is geared primarily towards technical company staff from producer companies. It is open to actors from any sector but will be particularly relevant for the palm oil, forestry and rubber sectors. We also welcome other stakeholders involved in practical conservation on the ground in multi-use landscapes, such as conservation NGOs and government departments.

The course provides practical guidance, examples and tools to support the development and implementation of HCV management and monitoring plans, in line with the requirements of standards, such as the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). The course also seeks to bring together the collective experience of this group to share experiences of HCV management and monitoring.

This is a face-to-face course with a field component, to expose participants to practical examples of HCV management and monitoring strategies in the field.

Course overview

This will be a 3-day training course consisting of 2 days of interactive classroom sessions and a 1-day practical field exercise. The aim is for the course to be as practical as possible, with a focus on real-world case studies and practical advice that companies can implement on the ground to ensure that HCVs are maintained and companies comply with standards, such as the RSPO.

There will be no formal evaluation of participants, but it is expected that all participants present verbally at least once during the course.

Course outline

Day 1

  • HCV Background, including requirements under various standards such as the RSPO
  • Introduction to the HCV Resource Network’s Assessor Licensing Scheme
  • HCV guiding principles
  • The HCV process
  • HCV Identification

Day 2

  • Management and monitoring
  • Real world examples from the palm sector of HCV management and monitoring
  • Practical tools to support HCV management, including an introduction to the latest remote monitoring tools and alerts to track encroachment

Day 3

Practical field exercise, to include:

  • A visit to a nearby RSPO-certified plantation to get a first-hand view of how HCV management areas are identified and managed, and
  • Site visit to a nearby conservation site to get a better understanding of landscape contexts and collaboration with external natural resource managers

Course fee

Course fee: TBC

Malaysian Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF)

Proforest is a Registered Training Provider under the Malaysian Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF). Malaysian businesses and organisations registered under the HRDF scheme can recover the course fees from the HRDF subjected to approval from the HRDF.


Disclaimer: *Dates displayed for the training course are subject to change, depending on the minimum number of registered participants and the current situation of COVID-19

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HCV producers training course Malaysia

July 2020*

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


How to register

You can register online for this course.

Registration deadline: TBC