Who is the course for?
Conservation managers in Africa whose responsibility includes implementing effective strategies for the conservation of priority species and their habitats.
Funders and organisations who support conservation programmes for a flagship species, and realise that success depends on raising the capacity of the managers who will implement the programmes at ground level.
What we cover
Each course is tailored to the specific needs of participants. We provide a combination of training that is rarely delivered yet crucial to give today’s managers the additional skills they need.
This adds huge value, by showing conservationists how they can apply the knowledge they already have (e.g in animal ecology) to really effective use in project management.
Our training focuses on ground-level and community work, including land-use planing. Typically, we cover skills that are crucial today for managers(?project leaders) to deliver effective management plans, notably:
- Designing effective research projects and species conservation programmes
- Measuring conservation impacts
- Stakeholder engagement (and we can link to INTRINSIC here on our web version]
- Communication skills
TBA was invited by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) to deliver a new training programme for National Carnivore Coordinators in Africa in 2017. These coordinators, who were already working within their respective governments learnt essential skills to implement existing national conservation action plans with a focus on ground level and community work. The course – which formed part of the Range Wide Conservation Program for Cheetah and African Wild Dogs (RWCP) across Africa – also created an active network of carnivore coordinators to share information and assist each other.