Who is this course for?
This training is designed for conservation institutions who tell us they need to increase the capacity of their managers to design and implement more effective projects to help solve priority conservation problems.
What we offer
The TBA’s active learning approach gives participants skills to design projects and monitor their impact. Course topics include
- Using effective tools – such as outcome mapping or results chain analysis. Practical exercises show managers how tools help them to think through each stage of their project, so that they add up to have the desired impact. Project design can improve strategic planning, by encouraging thinking beyond the current project period.
- Working with people – how to identify relevant stakeholders during the design process; to ensure that their rights, responsibilities and interests are understood, and how best to involve them in the project.
- Measuring impact – how to clarify what you want to achieve, and then to prepare an appropriate monitoring framework to successfully track progress towards achieving project goals.
- Baseline data and meaningful indicators – we explain why collecting baseline data is so important, and how to design, or select, meaningful and realistic indicators of impact.
- Site visits – to introduce participants to successful, well designed conservation projects first-hand, and to learn from the people who are putting them into practice.
The TBA ran a training series on designing projects and measuring impact, funded by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). Participants were CEPF grantees working for civil society conservation organisations in the Eastern Afro-montane Biodiversity Hotspot.
“I have learnt the importance of being open minded during the project designing process and being flexible enough to find the right activities to make my project successful.”
Mohammed Wondye Kebede, Ethiopia
“I will share skills and knowledge obtained from this course with my colleagues at work… and apply them in project design and development.”
Marc Ndimukaga, Straightforward Development Services Ltd. Rwanda.
“The TBA staff and the personnel that they employ are magnificent. I have found that everybody who has been trained by the TBA mentions this.”
Maaike Manten, Regional Implementation Team Manager, CEPF