Capacity Building

Pan African Business Forum event

Why capacity building is important?

Capacity building for policy and advocacy underpins the success of the programme.   BirdLife partners whose capacity in policy, advocacy and site casework is sufficiently built stand a better change to effectively influence their governments (and engage other stakeholders ) to ensure that national legislation, priorities, institutional arrangements and  programmes do not impact negatively on biodiversity and birds.

Our capacity building approach targets specific individuals within partner organisations with potential to lead policy work.  We also endeavor to strike a regional balance so that capacity for policy and advocacy is equitably distributed and available across the Africa Partnership.

Past Training Courses

In the last two years, the BirdLife Africa Partnership Secretariat in collaboration with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, Nature Kenya (BirdLife in Kenya) and Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS, BirdLife in Ghana) organised two major training workshops in Nairobi, Kenya and Accra, Ghana, respectively.

During the two capacity building sessions, a total of 34 participants from 19 countries; representing 26 civil society organisations and 1 government environment protection agency, were trained. Overall, 26 men and 8 women have been trained.   


Nairobi Training 2012

The Nairobi training took place from 24 to 27 June 2012 at Oak Place Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.  17 participants, drawn from 14 countries;  representing 15 civil society organisations were trained.  A total of 12 men and 5 women were trained. 

Participants during the Nairobi Training, June 2013 (Photo: BirdLife)











Ghana Training 2013 

The Ghana training took place from 10 to 12 September 2013 at Miklin Hotel in Accra, Ghana.  17 participants, drawn from 7 countries;  representing 15 civil society organisations and one government agency, were trained.  A total of 14 men and 3 women were trained. 

One of the group discussions during the Ghana Training, September 2013 (Photo: Ken Mwathe)











Training Materials

1. Nairobi training report