Master class in Madagascar

Civil society organisations (CSO) working in conservation across the Madagascar and Indian Ocean biodiversity hotspot have until 9 March to nominate middle and senior managers for a TBA master class, aimed at raising the impact of their projects on the ground.

This new capacity building forum for decision makers in the region follows a successful series of TBA training events for CSOs in East Africa, held between 2015 – 2017 and funded by the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).

Now, TBA is extending its programme to strengthen civil society’s role in effective conservation and sustainable development in the MADIO hotspot, funded by CEPF. The master class, which takes place 9 -13 April in Andasibe, Madagascar will be the first of a series of training activities under this programme.

“The importance of conserving the iconic biodiversity in this region is that so many species are unique to the area,” says TBA Director, Dr Rosie Trevelyan.

“In this amazing hotspot, effective conservation depends on a concerted effort from governments and non-government organisations, large and small.

“Nationally-based NGOs are ideally placed to contribute, especially in local communities, where they understand the people and their priorities.”

However, as Dr Trevelyan points out: “There are few opportunities for managers to gain a combination of relevant skills training and share experiences and ideas with similar organisations in other parts of the region. That is exactly what our TBA Master Class is designed to do.”

For details of the master class and nomination forms click here.