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Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?
Would you like to be added to the calendar invitation for our monthly WildHub Socials?
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Hi Uchenna! Welcome to the Wildhub community. What would you say has been the most profound wildlife project you have worked on thus far?
Hmm. Profound! Quite a strong word! 😊. I'd say I find all projects I have worked on rather unique and intriguing in their different right. I may yet find the most profound in my next role! Who knows? 🤗
Am glad to have you here. Its nice to see a Vet having concerns about conservation. Your work it's so important not only to conserve wildlife but to care for their health as well.
We indeed need you here. Wildhub Community will surely help you figure out how best to go about managing wildlife.
I invite you to join us in this month socials where we meet to share our experiences, discuss ideas and share opportunities. https://wildhub.community/events/join-our-wildhub-social-wed-22nd-nov-at-12-15pm-gmt
See you there.
See you there! Thank you.
A warm welcome to WildHub, Uchenna! Great to have you join us and thanks for sharing about your background. Your description of your returning love for conservation as a 'stubborn bug in a humid rainforest' made me laugh :)
Based on your work at CERCOPAN, what has been your most important learning moment so far related to conservation?
Also, if you don't mind me asking, what kind of opportunities (e.g. knowledge, connections) are you looking for, outside of strengthening your project management skills even further?
Wishing you a fruitful Project Management course!
Hi Thirza, thanks for the welcome. Yes, it's been an off and on journey for me as a conservation enthusiast. Well, I'd like to look at my experience holistically as the trend seems to re-occur whether I am in the damp forest of Calabar Nigeria or in the arid desert of tabuk,Saudi Arabia. Stakeholder engagement and buy-in is key to every successful conservation effort and as such emphasis,energy,time should be dedicated to identifying,categorising and keeping stakeholders engaged,informed,consulted,accountable as the case may be and "keeping it real" with no hidden agenda,is essential to the longevity and sustainability of conservation projects.
I find fulfillment and often smile to myself anyday I wake up surrounded by animals roaming free in their natural environment,so apart from my many forays into other aspects of veterinary medicine to satisfy family responsibilities,there's always been the pull back to conservation which was my first port of call after vet school.
So, to have an opportunity to work as a wildlife, conservation project manager will mean a lot to me and I am currently trying to get the required knowledge,(PMP and enrolling here) training to fulfill the role when an opportunity presents.
This is quite commendable and I hope you find a good fit with as much passion as you.