Developing African Conservation Leaders
Future leaders in environment and conservation are key to leading policy and implementation of natural resource management in Africa. Young people within such organisations’ are often not involved in developing management strategies or management decisions, due primarily to the top down nature of running most of the formal conservation agencies and NGOs.
Through this programme, we identify and develop young conservation professionals and have them mentored by existing conservation professionals. At the same time, we facilitate a change management process within conservation organisations’ that adapts decision-making from a vertical to a more horizontal process. This allows for inputs from these young professionals – contributing innovative solutions to current and future conservation challenges.