The Earth Skills Network (ESN) is a unique collaboration between Earthwatch, UNESCO, IUCN and the business community. It connects leaders from the business and conservation community through mentoring and skill-sharing opportunities.
The Earth Skills Network provides funded training in:
- business planning and effective management practices and,
- personal development of leadership capabilities, with
- 12 months of mentoring from an ESN corporate business mentor with who has significant business experience.
Combined, this can help sites to take a more strategic approach to planning and tackling a range of specific organisational issues.
In 2018, ESN training programmes are available to natural protected areas, World Heritage properties, sites on the Tentative List, protected area agencies or management authorities in Africa. ESN is looking to recruit 18 staff from 6 African sites who will value training in business management and operational effectiveness, and will be in a position to put what they have learned into practice.