GDF's new Conservation and Communities Fellowship: call for applications now open!

I am thrilled to share with you the Call for Applications for our new Conservation and Communities Fellowship, a ten-month online and in-person fellowship which will start on 1 November 2023. Please apply if you fit the criteria, and share widely! Message me privately if you have any questions!
GDF's new Conservation and Communities Fellowship: call for applications now open!

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Global Diversity Foundation, Mowgli Mentoring and Common Purpose are delighted to be launching our new Conservation and Communities Fellowship (CCF): a tailored learning and development programme for Global South leaders. We seek to bring greater equity in conservation funding flows from the Global North by helping Global South civil society organisations directly access funds for their projects.

  • Are you a leader or manager in a local civil society organisation in the Global South?
  • Do you wish to enhance your leadership, programme management and donor engagement skills?
  • Do you want to be part of a supportive network of peers who face similar challenges?
  • Is your work at the intersection of biodiversity and livelihoods?

If so, we can help you fundraise for your organisation, successfully implement programmes and measure their impact, and grow a supportive peer-learning and mentoring community!

Criteria: Applicants must be working in a civil society organisation in a Least Developed Country, Low Income Country or Lower Middle Income Country (see the DAC list here). We are seeking highly motivated individuals committed to positive change, who can demonstrate leadership potential and capability. If you are able to critically assess personal and organisational challenges and clearly articulate your learning requirements and needs, then this fellowship is for you! 

  • Read more and apply here
  • Deadline for applications: 17 September 2023
  • Timeline and location: Online sessions: 1 November 2023 to 31 August 2024; in-person event in May 2024 in Morocco

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Go to the profile of Thirza Loffeld
10 months ago

Thanks for sharing Emily - very exciting opportunity. May I ask if you also have any opportunities for conservationists who need initial funding to dedicate time to set-up (eg register) their organisation?

@Fai Collins Ndi@Muthoni Njuguna@Aiita Joshua Apamaku : please share with your networks where relevant. Thank you 

Go to the profile of Emily Caruso
10 months ago

Hi Thirza

Right now, we are offering this opportunity to organisations that are already someway 'there', with a constitution and a legal personality. However, your question prompts a reflection on the needs of these more emergent orga nisations, and I'd b e happy to think about how we could do that and secure the resources we may need to make that a reality!

Let's discuss...

Go to the profile of Muthoni Njuguna
10 months ago

Thank you for sharing this opportunity.

Go to the profile of Lara Reden
10 months ago

Thanks for sharing, Emily!