Kenya Training Workshop Site Visit

About the training: Pathways Africa (Namibia) will include a training workshop (3-day hands-on training with emersion) Jan. 6th – 11th 2018 for early and mid-career field staff at the Safari Hotel in Windhoek, Namibia. This capacity building training will provide a unique and valuable opportunity for practitioners to exchange ideas and build their human dimensions tool box. Training participants will attend skill building sessions focused on community-based conservation and monitoring, education, human-wildlife conflict mitigation, communication, and more. The hands-on portion will be immediately followed by the Pathways Africa Conference (Jan. 8th – 11th 2018), at which trainees will have the opportunity to present. These interactions will provide them with excellent examples of the breadth and depth of human dimensions research and application as well as networking opportunities.

Apply for the training by June 15th, 2017 HERE

The training will be taught in English and all trainees should be proficient in the English language. For this reason, all application submissions must be written in English.

Financial Support: In order to achieve the goal of reaching early and mid-career field staff, Pathways will be offering scholarships to support a select group of eligible participants. This includes all onsite costs (registration, lodging, and meals) as well as a travel allowance (for some this will cover travel for others it will off-set part of the cost). In order to qualify for a scholarship, you must demonstrate financial need.

Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant must have worked in wildlife or fisheries conservation/management for 15 years or less
Applicant must spend at least 50% of work hours in the field working with local people or tourists and
wildlife/on issues related to wildlife or fisheries
Applicant must live, work, and be a citizen of an African country
Applicant must be proficient in the English language
Applicant must demonstrate financial need


Past Trainees Say:


“The Pathways Kenya training enabled me, as a Conservation Project Manager, to improve upon my role as a leader and how to collaboratively engage the community in different conservation initiatives. I was also equipped with unique skills to approach potential stakeholders.”

–  Hans Cosmas Ngoteya, Landscape and Conservation Mentors Organization


“We learned to use various technologies to aid in conservation, which has proven worthwhile to my career. Our field ranger teams are now using technology to report incidences and conduct species monitoring, which has put in place more effective patrol plans and improved their collective skills while out in the conservancies and parks. Thank you very much for the training. …”

– Jack Marubu, Freeland Foundation (Formerly KWS), Kenya


“The Pathways training workshop in Kenya was a life changing program. The topics covered during the course were very crucial to my field of work. I gained strong management skills and know how to better mitigate internal and external conflict resolution, as well as community empowerment and development. …”

– Tomas Acidri, The Jane Goodall Institute, Uganda

Colorado State University and The Cheetah Conservation Fund are co-hosting the 2018 Pathways Africa Conference and Training in partnership with the Large Carnivore Management Association of Namibia and the Namibia Nature Foundation.