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5 November 2015

Effective conservation programmes need well-designed projects that can measure their impacts on the ground. African conservationists and their institutions often lack the capacity to do this, which hampers progress towards addressing the continent’s conservation challenges.

The Tropical Biology Association (TBA) is filling these specific skills gaps by providing  tailor-made training from 10 to 13 November 2015, for conservation managers working in the Albertine Rift. The course is the second in a series of trainings on effective management of conservation projects, and forms part of a project implemented by the Tropical Biology Association and Fauna and Flora International and funded by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF).

Bringing together 13 participants from four countries (Burundi, Democratic  Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda), this four-day event will guide participants through the skills needed for project management and planning, monitoring and evaluation and effective communication.

The participants will also benefit by sharing experiences, and hearing talks on topical conservation issues by practitioners from Birdlife International, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Rwanda and Association pour la Conservation de la Nature au Rwanda. Also planned is an exciting site visit to the conservation and livelihood projects implemented by the International Gorilla Conservation Programme.

At the end of the course, the participants will join a network of conservation managers who are committed to making a difference in biodiversity conservation in the hotspot, and which is managed by TBA.

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