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The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is a training and capacity building program that targets individuals from developing countries who are early in their conservation career and demonstrate leadership potential. Working as a partnership initiative with Birdlife International, Fauna & Flora International, and the Wildlife Conservation Society, CLP builds the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in places with limited capacity to address high-priority conservation issues. The partner organizations believe that the program’s success can be attributed to the fact that it goes beyond grant-giving, providing ongoing support and access to networks that help awardees gain skills and move up the conservation career ladder.

Benefits

CLP offers Future Conservationist Awards of up to US$15,000 each to develop the leadership capacity of selected candidates and supports teams of individuals with less than five years of professional conservation experience, who display a strong commitment to conservation and demonstrate leadership potential. CLP develops conservation leaders by helping grantees gain practical experience in managing their own priority projects

Eligibility

  • CLP offers support to early-career conservationists living and working in low- and middle-income economies in Africa, Asia, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern and South-eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
  • CLP Awards are for team-based conservation projects – each team must have at least three people.
  • 50% or more of the team members must be nationals of the country where the project is taking place.
  • Nationals of a country subject to sanctions or trade restrictions imposed by the USA, UK, or EU are NOT eligible to participate on a project team.
  • The team leader must be a national of the country where the project is taking place. Co-leadership with a non-national will be considered, subject to clear justification.
  • All team members must be early-career conservationists with no more than five years of work experience in the conservation sector. ‘Work experience’ does not include research for a university degree.
  • Individuals who have more than five years of work experience in the conservation sector are not eligible for CLP support and should not apply.
  • Projects that involve laboratory analyses must justify why this work is critical and urgent for conservation.

The application deadline is 23 October 2020

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By OHDI

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