Developing Sustainable Civil Society Organisations

Course Dates:
4 – 9 February 2019

MADIO Region

Application Deadline:
28 December 2018
MADIO Region

Specialist Course

Civil society organisations (CSO) working in the Madagascar and Indian Ocean biodiversity hotspot (MADIO) need to respond effectively to counter growing threats to biodiversity and to help develop sustainable livelihoods. This master class is designed to give key staff the skills they need to deliver well-designed projects that will have measurable impacts on the ground.

While there is a wealth of good practice and experience existing in the region, there is also a need to scale up in order to benefit priority conservation programmes across the hotspot. Building the capacity of CSOs in the region will enable them to grow and be more successful in attracting support.

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Who Is This Course For?

This TBA Master class is for African conservation managers, currently working for CSOs in the MADIO region who are strongly motivated to develop and strengthen their skills and knowledge in:


  • Designing projects and measuring impacts
  • Managing conservation projects sustainably, and for impact.
  • Understanding and engaging communities
  • Planning and fundraising for organisational sustainability
  • Communicating conservation impacts
By the end of the training all participants will have come up with an action plan for implementing what they have learned in the Master class, including sharing the knowledge they have gained with colleagues in their organisation.

Applications may be made in English or French (see Apply for this Course), but the training will be delivered in English.

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’.

Developing Sustainable Civil Society Organisations

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