In response, the TBA is leading an innovative new collaboration of UK and African partners to build the capacity of citizen science leaders in Africa. The Citizen Science in Africa (CISCA) Programme aims to translate citizen science biodiversity monitoring into more effective decision-making for conservation by:
- giving African conservation scientists the skills and tools to analyse citizen science datasets – across a wide range of taxa – and to use these results for advocacy
- providing follow-up support to ensure that new skills are applied successfully after training
- training citizen science leaders to engage civil society in citizen science projects and maximise the validity of the data they collect
Two workshops will be held in Kenya during 2019. See flier and application form on this page.
Who is this course for?
The workshops are designed for African conservation scientists and citizen science project leaders – preferably with a masters degree – who are actively collecting citizen science data and need to know how to analyse it, interpret and present it. Applicants are invited from non-governmental organisations, universities, research and conservation institutions and government research departments.