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Date and time: 
Wed, 2019-05-29 08:00
Location / Venue: 

University of Nairobi, CAVS

ADIS in partnership with the African Conservation Centre (ACC) and McGilll University conducted a stakeholders’ training workshop on May 28- 30, 2019, whose theme was social and economic implications of community-based conservation in Kenya and Tanzania. The workshop organized under the auspices of the Institutional Canopy of Conservation (ICAN) project ( funded by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the International Development Research Center (IDRC). The project is led by ACC and McGill University. The workshop was officially opened by the Principal CAVS (see attached speech) and graced by Professor John Galaty, ICAN’s Co- Director (McGill University) and Lucy Waruinge, the Director of African Conservation Centre. The training targeted ICAN scholarship beneficiaries, graduate students working or interested in conservation and drylands systems, researchers and grassroot organizations engaged in conservation.

The training workshop event was an interactive training session that was marked by presentations by senior researchers, graduate students and leaders of community- based organizations on various aspects of community- based conservation. The key focus was research approaches, field methods, problems and approaches to landscape analysis, livelihood and governance systems in pastoralism and conservation. Participants were also engaged in panel discussions, questions and answers sessions, and case study analysis.

The workshop participants included graduate students and researchers from McGill University (Canada), University of Nairobi, Sokoine University, and ICAN project partners in Kenya and Tanzania. Project partners present included (IMPACT), The Indigenous Livelihoods Enhancement Partners (ILEPA), Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation (IMPACT), South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO), and Ujamaa Community Resource Team (UCRT).

@African Drylands Institute for Sustainability


Figure 1.  Prof. Jesse Njoka (Director, ADIS) addressing training participants


Figure 2. Workshop participants posing for a group photo
Expiry Date: 
Fri, 2022-06-10 (All day)
Contact Person: 

Prof Njoka

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