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Nairobi Conference Programme:    PDF

Nairobi Conference delegates:       PDF

Nairobi Conference presentations: LINK



The Villa de Leyva Declaration

The successful delivery of effective conservation requires individuals and organisations to have a diverse range of skills, knowledge, and information. And because new conservation tools and techniques are constantly being developed, even an organisation with high capacity and capability will need to keep abreast of new developments. However, the provision of capacity building processes (including training and education), is often patchy, prohibitively expensive or inaccessible. Such time and resource constraints result in many local, national and international organisations struggling to acquire and maintain adequate levels of on-going professional development for their staff. And where capacity building processes are in place, how is the conservation sector going to ensure these are 'scaled up' to meet the ever-growing challenges of the forthcoming decades? To tackle some of these difficult and pervasive issues, ERT Conservation is running a series of four international conferences on 'Capacity Building for Conservation'. The first (South American region) was held in Villa de Leyva, Colombia in 2013. The second (Africa region), was held in Nairobi, Kenya in 2015 (read more→). The third (Asia region), will take place in 2016. The final conference will be a global event (all regions) and will take place in 2017. More details to follow soon...


To facilitate four international meetings where practitioners from across the conservation sector are able to: (1) discuss key issues in local, national and regional capacity building, (2) share opportunities and best practice, and (3) develop and evaluate strategic solutions.


Fundacion CONSERVA, The Humboldt Institute, Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)


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