Making An Impact With Citizen Science Projects

Course Dates:
21-25 October 2019

Nairobi, Kenya
Application Deadline:
27 September 2019
Building The Capacity Of Scientists In Africa

Specialist Course

There is a real appetite to use citizen science for advocacy to save Africa’s immense biodiversity wealth. However, update is hindered by a lack of capacity to effectively manage citizen science projects, and to translate citizen science data into effective decisions and actions. Building the capacity of scientists in Africa is therefore paramount if their citizen science projects are to succeed and benefit people and biodiversity.

The TBA held its first workshop in April 2019 in response to this capacity gap training 22 conservation managers on how to analyze and interpret citizen science data. This second workshop will give participants an opportunity to gain and share skills, knowledge and experiences in managing their citizen science projects while also providing an opportunity to present results.

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Who Is Running The Course?

The workshops form part of activities under the project Citizen Science in Africa- making it work for conservation led by the Tropical Biology Association and involving University of Cambridge, National Museums of Kenya, British Trust for Ornithology, and the Kenya Bird Map Project, with funding from Cambridge Conservation Initiative’s Collaborative Fund.

Who Is This Course For?

The workshops are designed for African conservation scientists and citizen science project leaders – preferably with a masters degree – who are actively collecting citizen science data and need to know how to analyze it, interpret and present it. Applicants are invited from non-governmental organizations, universities, research and conservation institutions and government research departments.