All participants will complete the Master Class by developing action plans to indicate how they will apply the skills they have learned in their work over the next 12 months.

This Master Class forms part of the Tropical Biology Association’s work under the CEPF-funded project titled ‘Strengthening Civil Society Organizations’ Capacity for Improved Conservation and Sustainability’.  

Who is this for?

Conservation managers with a strong commitment to improve their skills in designing and implementing projects that will have an impact on conservation and the people around them.

Specifically, applicants must currently hold mid to top tier management positions in CSOs engaged in conservation work in Madagascar, Seychelles, Comoros and Mauritius. Preference will be given to those actively involved in decision making at their organisation.

Applicants must be nominated by a senior staff member of their CSO. The Master Class will be taught in English, and therefore nominees should be able to understand and communicate to a reasonable level.

All costs (including travel, tuition fees, meals and accommodation) will be covered by the generous grant from Critical Environment Protection Fund (CEPF). However, no per diems will be paid.