Are you ready to engage, to discuss, debate & learn of new perspectives?
The aim of this course and its contained information is to inspire ‘outside-the-box’ thought. Communities are a major part of conservation. We believe that the practice of conservation within, and together with a community team, has yet to be successfully integrated into conservation education. The subject is a ‘knotty’ one. There is no textbook or ‘one-size-fits-all’ answer(s).
This course endeavours to take you on a very interactive journey though some of the lessons that have been learnt and, are currently being learnt. The course will inspire questions and debates about the future, about past practices, and about topics that may not be neatly pinned down in single sessions.
Although the course has an African focus and links to communities and examples from different places across the continent, its lessons are applicable worldwide, wherever conservationists want to build relationships whose core tenant is trust.
We welcome you along for the ride but warn you that horizons are not always in sight, answers are not always easy and to earn our course certificate you will have to apply what you know in ‘knotty’ situations where there is no right answer, only different ways of doing things.