Capacity Building for Conservation

Event Date: 
30 Jul 2019 - 09:00 to 1 Aug 2019 - 17:00
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Building sufficient conservation capacity to tackle the growing number of environmental issues around the world is a major challenge, and one that the conservation sector needs to urgently address. The global Capacity Building for Conservation conference 2019 is the fourth in a series of international meetings aimed at tackling some of these difficult and pervasive issues affecting conservation.

Running across three full days, the conference will provide a forum to discuss and develop solutions centred around 5 core themes: strong foundations, future challenges; regional perspectives; cross-cutting capacity visions for the future; donor partnerships and perspectives; and approaches to building conservation capacity. The event is aimed specifically at people who are working on building conservation capacity.

The conference has 5 core themes:

THEME 1: Strong foundations, future challenges
The role of capacity building in addressing the major environmental challenges of the 21st century. Achievements of twenty years of conservation capacity building.

THEME 2: Regional perspectives
A review of specific capacity issues from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, Australasia and Oceania.

THEME 3: Cross-cutting capacity visions for the future
Vision 1: Capacity delivered where it is most needed 
Vision 2: Universal capacity issues identified
Vision 3: The ability to evaluate our capacity building activities
Vision 4: Gender equality in conservation
Vision 5: Appropriate capacity within the next generation of conservation professionals
Vision 6: A global network of conservation capacity builders and donors

THEME 4: Donor partnerships and perspectives
A chance for donors and practitioners to exchange perspectives, expectations and innovations.

THEME 5: Approaches to building conservation capacity - thematic discussions
An opportunity for delegates to discuss and experience a range of capacity building tools and methods.