Open the door to diverse voices
The Pathways Africa: Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference and Training strives to bring together researchers, practitioners and stakeholders who value the contributions of social science to conservation management throughout Africa and around the globe. For the 2020 conference and training, we will examine the costs of excluding diverse voices in our decision-making teams and conservation programs and the benefits we will gain by their inclusion. Our 2020 theme, “Open the Door to Diverse Voices” hopes to provide a closer examination of how balanced leadership teams, effective collaborations, and diverse voices improve conservation impacts. We will also consider the individual and organizational change required to create an environment for innovative, long lasting solutions to address the complex crises of biodiversity loss and climate change and their impacts across Africa. We invite your perspectives on this critical topic.