Once again this year Earthwatch is offering funded training and mentoring in organisational and business management practices to protected areas in Africa. The application period is now open until 27th February 2015.

The Programme is looking to recruit 6 protected areas, who will each nominate 3 members of staff for training during a 10 day residential training course in October 2015. This training is the beginning of a 12 month period of business planning, which is supported by Earthwatch and an experienced business mentor recruited from the private sector. In doing so the programme seeks to support protected areas in managing their human and financial capital more effectively in order to deliver better conservation outcomes.

This training opportunity may be interesting for World Heritage site managers and staff from natural World Heritage properties (or Tentative list properties). Please see the information sheet and the Earthwatch web site for more information.

Please note the deadline for applications is 27 February 2015. The participants are fully- funded by Earthwatch. The language of training is in English.

Deadline for applications : 27 February 2015