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Embracing failure in conservation

Everyone likes to talk about success, but for improving the practice of conservation, understanding how and why interventions fail is often more useful than understanding why they succeed. The aim of this project is to enable CCI partners and their collaborators to better assess, communicate and apply learning from failure. Promoting failure as a crucial…

Citizen science for conservation in Africa (CISCA)

CISCA’s aim was to translate citizen science data collection into conservation action in Africa. It  did this through developing the capacity of 26 African conservation citizen science managers, giving them skills to engage citizen scientists, design robust citizen science protocols, generate useful data and use the results to inform conservation strategies and policy

GO-FOX – The Group and Organisation Future of Conservation Survey

Building on the success of the Future of Conservation Survey, and responding to demand from potential users, this project will develop a new tool that enables conservation organisations better to understand the values held by their staff, and to use this knowledge to inform their organisational culture, development and conservation strategies.

INTRINSIC: Integrating rights and social issues in conservation

This project aims to develop and apply a flexible package of training materials to increase awareness and capacity of conservation professionals to address the social and rights-based aspects of conservation. In this way the project will improve the practice of conservation in terms of sustainability, effectiveness, equity, reputation and positive outcomes for people and nature.…

Enhancing leadership in organisational development among conservation organisations globally

There is growing recognition that sustained conservation impact requires effective leadership from local and national organisations in biodiversity-rich countries. Strengthening the institutional capacity of these organisations is crucial to ensuring they can survive and deliver effective, locally-tailored conservation action. By building collaborative support to tackle common organisational development needs, this project aims to enhance leadership…

Building a network of institutional NGO capacity to support sustainable conservation

National and local conservation organisations in biodiversity-rich developing countries require institutional capacity in conservation leadership and systemic organisation. This includes areas such as strategic planning, governance, fundraising, monitoring and evaluation and financial management. To provide the affordable self–sustained institutional capacity development needed, this collaborative project will: Assess organisational capacity gaps in a trial group of…

Links in biodiversity conservation, ecosystems services and climate change: teaching materials and building capacity

Ecosystems provide numerous benefits, (ecosystem services), which are underpinned by biodiversity. Climate change has increased vulnerability and reduced resilience of ecosystems globally with potentially far reaching impacts on human well-being. There is therefore a need to foster a greater understanding of the links between biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and climate change to enhance leadership at…

Bringing people together to discuss and debate new topics

Since the Programme was founded in 2008, Shared Challenges has run brainstorming workshops to bring groups of people together to introduce their work, exchange ideas and explore the potential for future collaboration. Topics discussed so far range from food security to habitat restoration and certification. Some of these discussions led to further collaborative work. For…

Gathering new ideas for collaboration

A series of ‘ideas gathering’ workshops between September 2010 and March 2011, has been highly effective in highlighting areas of interest shared by CCI partners, organisations within CCF and research groups in Cambridge University, identifying ‘hot topics for discussion and exploring potential opportunities for collaborative work. More than 80 people came to a series of…