Enhancing leadership in organisational development among conservation organisations globally

17th January 2014

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 and learning in organisational development in conservation organisations globally.

The project builds on the CCI-supported project Building a network of institutional NGO capacity to support sustainable conservation. It aims to link conservation organisations together through a global Capacity for Conservation network. This will facilitate peer-to-peer mentoring, collaboration and sharing of good practice for organisational development. The project also aims to build the infrastructure required to make the Capacity for Conservation website accessible to conservation organisations globally by the end of 2014.  Formed in 2011, the Capacity for Conservation Collaboration is a consortium of BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International, the Tropical Biology Association and the Department of Geography, University of Cambridge.

This project is funded by the CCI Collaborative Fund for Conservation.

Project Aims

1. Establish a “living” global Capacity for Conservation network to develop conservation capacity

2. Develop the infrastructure and capacity required to make the Capacity for Conservation website accessible to conservation organisations globally

3. Identify and share recommendations for investment priorities in the organisational development of conservation organisations 

Project Overview

Type: Funded Projects
Theme: Capacity building and leadership
Start date: October 1, 2013
Status: Complete

Project team

CCI partners Involved

Credits

Mountain stream (thumbnail image): Jasonb42882 via Flickr 
School of fish (banner image): Justin Ennis via Flickr

Related Resources

Capacity for conservation website

Capacity for conservation website

Capacity for conservation is a free online resource designed to act as a central hub where conservation organisations can download tools, contribute their expertise, and learn from one another to strengthen their ability to address complex conservation challenges. Capacity for conservation recognises that conservation organisations often ask similar questions as to how they can best address the…