Kinship Conservation Workshop: India 2020 for Indian Conservationists (Funded)
Deadline: December 9, 2019
Applications are open for the Kinship Conservation Workshop: India 2020. The Kinship Conservation Workshop: India will train local conservationists in the use of incentives to solve local conservation challenges.
During this five-day workshop, participants will learn how economic tools can be applied to enhance community-based conservation projects, study the successes and failures of incentive-based conservation in India, as well as globally, and be introduced to alternative pathways to achieve conservation impact. The Kinship Conservation Workshop: India will take place from January 6 – 10, 2020 in Nandi Hills, outside of Bangalore.
Topics covered in the workshop include:
- Theory and global experiences in the use of incentives for community-based conservation
- The history and state of incentive-based conservation in India
- The role of economic principles in incentive-based conservation
- Local experiences with water, carbon and ecotourism from Latin America, Africa and Asia
- Exploring the role of entrepreneurship, systems thinking and human-centered design in conservation
- Bringing it together: the future of incentive-based conservation in India
Participants will attend lectures and field discussions, and will take an all-day field trip to see incentive-based conservation projects in action.
- Kinship Foundation will cover all workshop expenses, including lodging, food, classroom materials and field trips. Participants must arrange and pay for their transportation expenses to/from Bangalore. Limited travel assistance is available for those who qualify.
- Open to early- to mid-career Indian conservation practitioners with at least three years of experience in natural resource management, preferably with some knowledge of incentive-based conservation tools. Space is limited to 30 attendees.