The Specialist Training Programme is developing the capacity of African and SE Asian institutions in order to make them more effective in their conservation work. The programme provides tailor-made training workshops in areas that have been identified as top priority by participating institutions. Most importantly, the workshops train each organisation's trainers to ensure that the next generation of conservation managers will develop the skills necessary for the management of tropical ecosystems and their biodiversity.
The next workshop will be "Fundraising and publishing results" in Madagascar in February 2013 .
The DRECA programme is a collaborative project to strengthen the scientific capacity and outputs of African institutions and research biologists and provides tailor-made training workshops in scientific proposal writing, research design and publishing results, in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria.
The workshops reach a different audience and teach more specialist skills than those of the TBA courses. The workshops also provide follow-up support so that the new skills can be applied afterwards and an active network of biologists working on similar projects can be maintained.
Our portfolio of workshops includes
- fundraising for conservation projects
- writing quality papers for publication and communicating results
- understanding ecosystem services
- the ecology and management of alien invasive species
- linking science with conservation action
To find out more see our workshop portfolio
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"The training workshop was so important in building my capacity in research and added significantly to knowledge and skills pertaining to the subject. Moreover, it gave me a valuable opportunity to develop rigorous scientific thinking by exposing me to different personal interactions, sharing experiences, and exchanging scientific ideas with different scientists from various research and academic institutions within and outside Tanzania." Tanzanian workshop participant.