Women in Conservation Leadership Programme
In 2021 we launched the ASAP Women in Conservation Leadership Programme.
Whilst the inclusion, active participation, and voice of women is linked with improved conservation outcomes, women in conservation often face gender related work place challenges. Gender bias and harassment can negatively impact confidence, erode an individual’s ability to reach their full potential, and block or hinder career advancement and entry into leadership positions. We believe that tackling these challenges and empowering women conservationists in this region is critical for long-term, sustainable and successful conservation of ASAP species.
Through the ASAP Women in Conservation Leadership Programme, we are providing targeted training and support to build leadership skills for women conservationists conserving ASAP species. The programme has been specifically tailored for women managing and leading conservation efforts, and we have partnered with the Tropical Biology Association (TBA) to deliver targeted training modules to strengthen core skills used in managing and implementing conservation programmes and leading teams. The programme is aimed for aspiring leaders and those in leadership positions.
The programme brings together participants from across the region, and is providing opportunities for peer-to-peer learning and networking, providing a support mechanism beyond the training programme. We also work with each individual to help champion their work and support their efforts.
So far, the programme has provided over 50 hours of training in project design and proposal development, fundraising, leadership and communication.
The training consisted of three modules and focused on: 1. Project design and proposal development Designing projects Measuring impact Proposal writing
1. Project design and proposal development
2. Fundraising skills
- Fundraising approaches
- Designing a fundraising strategy
- Diversifying funding streams
Developing funding proposals
- Interpreting different proposal formats and terminology
- Writing winning proposals
- Reporting and maintaining funder relationships
- De-mystifying and writing logframes
Budgeting and resourcing
- Resourcing projects and evaluating “hidden” costs
3. Leadership and communication
- Exploring characteristics of a conservation leader
- Gender and leadership
- Creating collaborations and partnerships
Stakeholder engagement / and gender
- Gender and conservation
- Community diversity and stakeholder mapping
- Integrating social issues into projects (e.g. social safeguards)
- Communicating to different audiences
- Presenting results
- Sharing success stories
Conflict resolution and negotiation
- Negotiation strategies for successful dispute resolution
The training dates are:
- 21st – 25th June 2021: Project design and proposal development
- 26th – 30th July 2021: Fundraising skills
- 8th – 12th November 2021: Leadership and communication
- 15th – 18th February 2022: Face-to-face workshop
Application process - applications closed
Applications are now closed - thank you to everyone that applied. We will review the applications and respond shortly.
Photo credits from left to right: Wildlife Reserves Singapore/David Tan, Yayasan Kanopia Indonesia, Sam Tippett/EPRC