History of Pathways Africa
After eight years of successfully running the conference in Estes Park, Colorado and much demand from practitioners around the globe, the decision was made to bring Pathways to Africa. In January of 2016, the first Pathways Africa: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training was held at The Safari Club in Nanyuki, Kenya. Due to the success of that first conference and training, Pathways was hosted again in partnership with the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Windhoek, Namibia, in January 2018. The 2020 conference and training, hosted with Pride Lion Conservation Alliance, will mark the third iteration of Pathways Africa. We will return to Kenya with a new focus on providing innovative, relevant training for African women conservationists in order to strengthen the next generation of conservation leadership and catalyze our existing leaders to achieve greater impacts for African conservation.
Pathways is international in scope, with 30+ different countries and over 50 agencies from across the globe regularly represented at our conferences. Based on positive input received from attendees we continue to reach out to a diverse audience to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the human dimensions of fisheries and wildlife management field.