95% say the CSF course was one of the most useful short courses they have ever attended
95% say their CSF training experience changed how they approach their work
82% say attending the CSF course contributed to a career advancement
75% say the CSF training helped them achieve a specific success
Our unique and effective capacity building program in economics and finance provides the knowledge, skills, and language that are key for solving environmental challenges. CSF courses are taught by experts who understand real-world development issues and who demonstrate how economics can advance environmental goals in practical, strategic ways. This approach is crucial at a time when global-scale environmental changes are being driven by diverse economic factors, and when conservation leaders are striving to preserve critical ecosystems.
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Want to understand the economic drivers of environmental problems? How to value things in the natural environment? The essentials of fisheries and forestry economics? Step-by-step instructions on cost-benefit analysis? View our video lessons to learn more!
CSF offers training in economic tools to empower local conservation organizations, decision-makers, and communities. Explore past, present, and future fellowship and training opportunities for specific countries on CSF's main website.
“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.”
"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."