Conservation Strategy Fund is offering its 15th annual international training course, Economic Tools for Conservation, on August 12-23, 2013 located at Stanford University. This course is being offered in partnership with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford.
Over the last decade, this course has become recognized as the premier applied economics training event for conservation professionals from around the world.
During the comprehensive two-week session, participants will learn to use economics to be more strategic and successful in their conservation work, and experience a transformational shift in how they view environmental issues. The course covers economic fundamentals, natural resource and environmental economics, communication and negotiation techniques, and hands-on experience with cost-benefit analysis. These skills are crucial at a time when global-scale environmental changes are being driven by a diversity of economic factors, and when conservation leaders are striving to harness opportunities to reward the preservation of ecosystem services.
"I truly believe that I have received one, if not the best piece of schooling since my University days in the UK. Perhaps my way of appreciating the excellent multi-cultural training we received is to use it, and sure like rain we are using it!" –Peter Mbile, Cameroon
- An essential foundation in basic economic concepts and language.
- Insight into the drivers of environmental problems.
- The ability to formulate more effective solutions and policies for conservation.
- Skills to evaluate the costs and benefits of natural resource management and development decisions, and the ability to identify the best opportunities to apply economics to conservation.
- Invaluable practice using communication and negotiation techniques to articulate environmental values in a language that communities, businesses, and governments can understand.
- A close network with fellow conservation professionals through the unique CSF Residence Program on the Stanford campus.
Dates: Monday, 12 August, 2013 - Friday, 23 August, 2013
Duration: 1 week 4 days
Status: Begins in 17 weeks 2 days
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