Developing sustainable civil society organisations

4 - 9 February 2019 28 December

Civil society organisations (CSO) working in the Madagascar and Indian Ocean biodiversity hotspot (MADIO) need to respond effectively to counter growing threats to biodiversity and to help develop sustainable livelihoods. That means they need staff with the skills to deliver well-designed projects that will have measurable impacts on the ground.

Often, these capacity needs are lacking among CSOs in the region, and this limits their growth and success in attracting support.  However, an immense wealth of good practice and experience exists in the region, which, if scaled up, can benefit priority conservation programmes across the hotspot.

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Mangrove restoration

31 July - 4 August 2018 Applications are now closed

Globally, mangroves are being lost at a rate that is three to four times higher than the average rate of forest loss.

This TBA course – developed in collaboration with Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute and the Kenyan community initiative, Mikoko Pamoja – addresses the urgent priority to give African conservationists and project managers the skills they need to restore and manage mangroves sustainably.

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Developing the impact of civil society organisations

9 - 13 April 2018, Madagascar Applications are now closed

This TBA Master Class is designed to strengthen the capacity of civil society organisations working in conservation and sustainable development in Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands: the so-called MADIO biodiversity hotspot.

With a focus on designing impact-based projects, the Master Class will also provide an opportunity to share ideas and experience on managing CSO’s sustainably, and to strengthen the value of networks in enhancing conservation actions in the hotspot.

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Build your communication and publishing skills

13 - 18 August 2018, Cambridge UK Applications are now closed

Publishing scientific research widens access to information and thus influences future research and conservation. It also adds credibility to research because papers must be peer reviewed. However, publication rates of scientists from African countries are low compared to the amount of research they do.


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