The most basic needs—for both humans and animals—are food, water and shelter. When basic needs are threatened, conflicts arise. In the high mountains of Asia, WWF seeks to reduce human-wildlife conflict through projects like the USAID-funded Conservation and Adaptation in Asia’s High Mountain Landscapes and Communities.
The 2011 symposium titled “Conservation Forward” brought together a diverse group of conservation leaders and change makers to answer one critical question: What are the most promising new ideas and innovations for effecting conservation?
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.
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 unless the applicant is presenting a paper or publication.
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.
Click here to access the Professional Development Application.