Workshop ushers in new collaboration for conservation in the ‘Eastern Afromontane Hotspot’
By Venancia.Ndoo, Wed, 07/11/2012 - 12:20
The fundraising book contributes to the BirdLife Local Empowerment Programme and the Capacity Development ProgrammeThe RIT was trained in operational procedures for administering the grants programmes, through which support to civil society will be given. The participants, who had travelled from all corners of the hotspot, shared their diverse experience to develop plans for the strategic, programmatic and practical implementation of the investment, throughout its lifetime. The event culminated in a cocktail reception at BirdLife’s new offices in Westlands, Nairobi, welcoming members of the wider conservation community. During this reception, in the presence of five senior CEPF staff, the second edition of the book “Institutional Fundraising for Conservation Projects” was launched. Written by BirdLife’s Maaike Manten and Caroline Pridham, and funded by CEPF and the Conservation Leadership Programme, this book provides step-by-step guidance through the fundraising process: from project design through to proposal writing, donor relations and fundraising strategies and plans. CEPF is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), Conservation International, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Government of Japan, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. The Conservation Leadership Programme is a partnership of four conservation organisations and BP plc, working to promote the development of future biodiversity conservation leaders by providing a range of awards, training and mentoring support via an active international network of practitioners. Follow the work of the Eastern Afromontane RIT on Facebook and Twitter.