Deadline: 30 May 2017
Open to: early-career conservation professionals in the natural resource sector
Fellowship: free accommodation and boarding at the training venue and during excursions, as well as a contribution towards their travel expenses
The application process to the 2017-2019 cycle of the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme for Future Leaders in Nature Conservation from the Countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, West and Central Asia is open from now on, until 30 May, 2017. The extra-occupational program combines learning on international best conservation practice and policy with management training, network development and a transfer project. Over a period of 1.5 years, four training modules are conducted at the International Academy for Nature Conservation on the Isle of Vilm in English language. The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme is implemented by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) – the central scientific authority of the German federal government for both national and international nature conservation. The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), the Secretariat of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), and the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Center (UNEP-WCMC) support the program.
The program complements the range of national and international workshops and seminars on nature conservation topics offered by the agency’s International Nature Conservation Academy with a fellowship program for early-career conservation professionals. Prof. Klaus Toepfer, the former UNEP Director, has agreed to serve as patron for the program.
Participation in the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme is free of charge. Participants will receive free accommodation and boarding at the training venue and during excursions, as well as a contribution towards their travel expenses. Health insurance during stays in Germany and visa application fees will also be covered by the program. Nevertheless, participants have to make a contribution towards their travel expenses.
In order to apply please fill the application.
The following documents are required for application:
For more information please read the official call.