Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, Kenya
“This training is one of the greatest ideas in community-based conservation. It has empowered me as a key decision maker in a conservation organization to have a not just a voice, but a voice of reason. This is exactly what I needed, and now I have it, thanks to CSF.”
Executive Director, Conservation Strategy Fund
"It is our conviction that by raising economic literacy and building a better case for conservation, we can direct human behavior and decision making to support better outcomes for people and nature."
Senior Policy Officer with the African Wildlife Foundation, Kenya (N4N International 2021)
“I have picked up invaluable conservation finance and economics aspects that are going to be very useful for my day to day work. We are currently working towards establishing a sustainable financing mechanism for protected areas in Africa and how we create a case for conservation of these conserved and protected areas is going to be very critical as we talk to governments, potential funders and other key stakeholders. This course couldn't have come in at a better time for me."
Technical Advisor, Impact Mitigation and Biodiversity Offsets with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Laos (N4N International 2021)
“I can whole-heartedly say that this was a great experience. I think it's great that this is carried out online rather than on-site, because it allows more people to attend and reduces the carbon travel footprint."
Hannah de Villiers
MSc Candidate & Freelancer for the Endangered Wildlife Trust with the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (N4N International 2021)
"One of the best courses I've ever done and what I learned will stay with me for life.”
Haiti Program Director with The Nature Conservancy, USA (N4N International 2021)
“I plan to apply the knowledge I acquired in this course directly in my conservation work, particularly in my interactions with policymakers, the private sector, and government entities. I am definitely better prepared to supervise or provide important feedback on my external consultants' studies on ecosystems services and biodiversity in general. As far as sharing, I will be using all platforms and avenues (e.g. as a board member of a National Conservation Trust Fund in Haiti, in training workshops with local organizations, communities, and government, in meetings, workshops and conferences).”
Samantha D. Leone
Technical Assistant with Conservation Finance Alliance, USA (N4N International 2021)
The course was an excellent refresher! For anyone considering it, it provides a great introduction to environmental economics, policy and conservation finance! I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking to expand their knowledge in these subjects! Added bonus: The instructors are amazing and the learning materials and platform are top notch!"