The activity I have enjoyed the most at WildHub is the activity [WildHub] 'Fika'. I think it's a great way of improving the nexus between conservation professionals, a community that I feel is sometimes very isolated, and this activity just gives us the chance to, once a month, get to meet somebody that may be inspiring, helpful, or a future collaborator.” Fátima D. Gigante, Centro de Rescate de Primates Rainfer, Spain.
The WildHub Fika Group is a fun way to meet new people from across the WildHub community. The concept is loosely based on 'Fika', the Swedish tradition of regularly making the time to have a quality conversation over coffee and cake. The was successfully adapted by a group of people at Fauna and Flora International (FFI) and thereafter at Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI), with the latter being initiated by our own WildHub Contributor, Lindsey Elliott, as a means of making connections and fostering a sense of community in the workplace. Since July 2020, we have been running our monthly Fika where members are paired up with a different member every month.
In this session, we would like to ask you, members of WildHub, for your ideas in shaping the future of the WildHub Fika activity!
Time and date: Thursday November 4th 2021 between 2pm - 3pm GMT
Registration (meeting link will follow closer to the event) link here.
We hope to see you there and then!
Lucy and Thirza
Find out more about the host of this event
My background is mainly in species conservation, education and capacity development. For several years, I researched mother-young interactions in gorillas and chimpanzees, in captivity and the wild. After that, I worked for three years in Indonesia, where I developed and implemented youth ambassador and community engagement programmes on local and regional scales. These programmes are aimed at building conservation capacity and promoting stewardship. I currently conduct my PhD research on the professional development of conservation professionals and work as Community Manager at WildHub.