EACN Monthly Newsletter

June 2018 

Outcomes from a TBA Master Class

Under a CEPF-funded project to build the capacity of its grantees, the Tropical Biology Association held a Master Class in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in November 2017. With 13 conservation managers from 7 CSOs from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda in attendance, the Master Class succeeded in building the capacity of these managers in designing and implementing impact-based conservation projects. The participants gained knowledge and experience in designing projects and planning outcomes, budgeting and financial management, engaging stakeholders and integrating gender and governance issues, and effective communication. Read the master class report to learn more about its outcomes here

Lessons from Sustainable Development of Agricultural Resources' capacity building  project

From July 2014 to June 2016, Sustainable Development of Agricultural Resources (SDAR) implemented a CEPF-funded project in Yemen. The project aimed at building the capacity of civil society organizations in implementing environmental safeguards policies and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) systems. Through the project, civil society organizations gained knowledge and skill in advocating for biodiversity in economic agenda and raising community and government awareness about the value of environmental safeguarding to socio-economic development and people’s welfare among other successes. See lessons learnt by SDAR during the project design and  implementation here

Fostering the management of water resources in Nyeri County, Kenya

Wetlands International Kenya held Organizational Capacity Assessments (OCA) for 12 Water Resource User Associations (WRUA) in Meru, Murang’a, Nyeri and Kirinyaga counties in April and May 2018. The assessments were conducted under Wetland International’s CEPF-funded project aimed at promoting improved water management policy in Nyeri County and strengthening the capacity of water user associations in Nyeri, Meru and Kirinyaga. 55 men and 43 women from the 12 WRUAs attended the four-day exercise from which capacity building plans were developed. These plans will be used by Wetlands International Kenya and the Water Resources Authority to support WRUA capacity development over time to address challenges facing the Upper Tana Catchment area. See further outcomes of the assessment here

Opportunities and Resources

Wildlife Acoustics — Grant Program
This aims to advance the conservation of animals through bio-acoustics recording technology. It offers US$5 thousand of product-in-kind grants to biologists, researchers, conservationists, and students who work for charitable, educational, and other tax-exempt organizations. There are no geographical limitations.
Deadline: 15 August 2018
Fondation Segré — Wildlife Conservation
This focuses on the conservation of threatened species and their habitat, and the restoration of degraded ecosystems. It supports conservation projects around the world.
Deadline: Open until filled

Visit the TBA bulletin board for more opportunities, and the Capacity for Conservation website for self-led organizational development.
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