From Project Management to Nature Conservation: A Journey of Learning with Muki

Dive into Mukilan's conservation journey in an interview with Ussi Abuu at WildHub. Explore his role in Monitoring and Evaluation, lessons from 15 years of diverse experiences, and unwavering dedication to nature conservation. Join us for an insightful discussion!
From Project Management to Nature Conservation: A Journey of Learning with Muki
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"Revitalizing Nature, One Project at a Time – Join Us in the Conservation Movement!" 
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Discover the transformative journey of Mukilan – a nature enthusiast transitioning from Project Management to conservation. In this interview, we unravel his evolving perspective, his impactful role in Monitoring and Evaluation, and the lessons learned from over 15 years of diverse experiences. Join us as we discuss his skills, the importance of collaboration, and a commitment to contribute to the conservation of our precious natural world. Let's begin!

Ussi: How has your background in Project Management led you to conservation?

Mukilan: I am not from a conservation background, but my love for nature has driven me to learn about conservation and contribute my skills to nature. I am eager to explore and contribute to the conservation field.

Ussi: In your current role focused on Monitoring and Evaluation in consultancy, how do you see the impact of your efforts?

Mukilan: Currently, in my role as Consultant Program Measurement, I am closely collaborating with the M&E team to regularly collect data on standard indicators, providing valuable insights into the impact of our efforts.

One of the key things I realized in Project Management and M&E is collaboration and communication. For example, our quarterly report was prepared from our team's monthly reports. Though the monthly report was not mandatory, the team made sure that the monthly reports were prepared so that all the key activities against the program were captured, which was very helpful in preparing the Quarterly report. I realized the power of collaboration to help achieve the goal. 

"Cultivating a Love for Nature: Learning, Contributing, and Growing in Conservation" 
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I'm keen to learn more about the importance of collaboration in conservation from the WildHub community (Mukilan Duraiswamy, India)

Ussi: Based on your career development to date, what would be your top lessons learned you would like to share with our WildHub members today?

Mukilan: Over 15 years of experience, some key lessons I've learned are timely communication, proactively taking initiatives, collaborating with key stakeholders, and a constant willingness to upgrade and learn new skills to achieve our goals.

I am delighted to be part of the WildHub community to learn about nature conservation and acquire the skills needed to contribute to preserving our natural world (Mukilan Duraiswamy, India)

As we wrap up our conversation with Muki, his journey stands as an inspiration for embracing change and contributing to conservation. Through his proactive approach and commitment to learning, Mukilan showcases the spirit that drives positive transformations in conservation. Let's draw inspiration from his story and work together towards a more sustainable future for nature.

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Go to the profile of Chrissy
6 months ago

Great insights here. Thanks @Ussi Abuu Mnamengi and @Mukilan Duraiswamy 

Go to the profile of Mukilan Duraiswamy
6 months ago

Thanks much @Chrissy 

Go to the profile of Ussi Abuu Mnamengi
6 months ago

Dear Chrissy, you're most welcome

Go to the profile of Mukilan Duraiswamy
6 months ago

Thank you very much @Ussi Abuu Mnamengi It's very encouraging to see our conversation been published and I am so excited to learn from the community. This is the great platform to learn about conservation and nature from this community. Looking forward to it! 

Go to the profile of Ussi Abuu Mnamengi
6 months ago

You're welcome 

Go to the profile of Ussi Abuu Mnamengi
6 months ago

Dear Muki! It was my pleasure

Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
6 months ago

Thanks for sharing your insights Muki and thank you for catalysing this process Ussi - great team work! 

Go to the profile of Ussi Abuu Mnamengi
6 months ago

Dear Thirza, Thank you! Our collective efforts make a meaningful impact. It's only through collaboration that we wield the power to shape our community for both our generation and the ones to come.