Community Conservation Workshop was organized in Kathmandu during 23-24 September, 2022. The workshop covered the basics of community conservation and had hands-on practice of developing methods to conduct community conservation including initiating relationships, co-designing projects and implementing the projects with communities.
Instructor: Dr. Teri Allendorf, Director, Community Conservation Inc.
Dr. Allendorf has worked on issues of local communities and conservation since 1994, partnering with NGOs and communities in Nepal, Myanmar, China, and India. She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and taught courses at the University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Future Generations University, as well as short courses in India and Namibia. She also consulted on biodiversity projects for USAID in Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda, Nepal, Guatemala, and Guyana.
The workshop will cover the basics of community conservation and will have hands-on practice of developing methods to conduct community conservation including initiating relationships, co-designing projects and implementing the projects with communities.
What will we cover?
- Identifying projects and partners
- Initiating a relationship with communities
- Approaches and tools for working with communities
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Asset-Based Development
- Participatory or Rapid Rural Appraisal (PRA/RRA)
- Creating or supporting community groups
- Designing the project
- Community conservation guides
- Individual attitudes and behaviours
- Taking into account heterogeneity in a community
- Project checklist
Want to learn more about communities and their role in conserving biodiversity around the world and in Nepal? Want to learn how to work with communities to conserve biodiversity?
Join us in a two-day workshop on community conservation. The workshop is targeted at students and early career professionals who are working on or are interested in community based conservation projects.
Due to logistic limitations, we will accept 20 participants on a first come first serve basis.