Call for Applications

Kinship Conservation Workshop 2018 for early-career professional – Mexico (Funded)

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Application Deadline: September 9 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Targeting the early-career professional, regional workshops are designed to advance the development of market-based tools in areas of the world where there is an identified training need and such approaches remain underutilized.

During this five-day workshop, participants will attend lectures, participate in discussions, and take an all-day field trip to see incentive-based conservation projects in action. This is a unique opportunity for early-career Mexican conservationists to learn about experiences of incentive-based conservation from around the world.

Workshop topics

  1. Theory and global experiences in the use of economic tools in community-based conservation
  2. Incentive-based conservation in Mexico
  3. The role of economic principles in incentive-based conservation
  4. Markets for water, carbon and ecotourism: local experiences from Latin America
  5. Financial tools: how Mexico can use global markets for local conservation benefits
  6. Bringing it together: the future of incentive-based conservation in Mexico

Instructors will include:
Nigel Asquith (Program Director, Kinship Conservation Fellows)
Paola Bauche (FONNOR, A.C.)
Elisa Lopez Garcia (Independent Consultant)
Cecilia Simon (Climate Action Reserve/Conservation Strategy Fund)

The workshop is open to early- to mid-career conservationists 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.

How to apply
To apply for the workshop, you will need to complete an online application, submit a copy of your resume, and a letter of recommendation from your employer. Applications are due by September 9 at 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Apply to Kinship Conservation Workshop: Mexico

Process for selection
Applications will be reviewed from September 10 – October 8, 2018. Applicants will be notified by email by October 9, 2018 if they have been selected to attend the workshop.

Kinship Foundation will cover all workshop expenses, including lodging, food, classroom materials and field trips, but participants must arrange and pay for their transportation expenses to/from Merida. Limited travel assistance may be available for those who qualify.

Send questions about the workshop or the application process to Nigel Asquith, Program Director: regionalworkshop(at) 

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Kinship Conservation Workshop 2018

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