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  • Professional Development Grants for Women in the Congo Basin

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS for Short-term Training

    These grants support short-term non-degree training that enhances skills necessary for effective conservation work and career advancement. The grant covers training costs up to US$5,000.

    ELIGIBILITY

    Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an EFN professional development grant.

    • Applicant must be a citizen and permanent resident of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, or Republic of Congo. Ex-patriots from outside the region will not be eligible regardless of legal status.
    • Applicant must be a woman currently employed in conservation at a government agency, protected area, NGO, or educational institution.
    • Applicant must have at least 6 months work experience in conservation.
    • Applicant must have identified and applied to attend a training course relevant to her work. Conference attendance will not be supported under this initiative.
    • Proposed training must be completed within 6 months and must not lead to an academic degree.
    • Individuals currently enrolled in an academic degree program are not eligible.
    • Applicant must have support of her supervisor with a guarantee that she will return to her position upon completing training.
    • Applicants who have not received funding from EFN in the last 3 years with be given preference.

    APPLICATION

    Click here to access the Professional Development Application.

  • Subventions pour le Développement Professionel pour les Femmes du Bassin du Congo

    Ces subventions prennent en charge les formations de courte durée qui développent les compétences nécessaires à un travail de conservation efficace et à l’avancement professionnel. La plupart des programmes de formation durent moins de 6 mois et on s'attend à ce que les candidates reprennent leur poste dotées de nouvelles compétences qui aideront à renforcer les capacités de leur organisation. La subvention couvre les frais de formation jusqu’à 5 000 USD.

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