The Earth Skills Network is a unique collaboration between Earthwatch, UNESCO, IUCN and the business community. It connects leaders from the business and conservation community through mentoring and skill-sharing opportunities. The knowledge gained through this global network provides new resources to safeguard the future of vital conservation areas.

In 2017 Earthwatch are running a number of ESN training programmes, which are available to protected areas, World Heritage Sites (including tentative list), protected area agencies or management authorities in Africa. The Earth Skills Network provides funded training in:

  • business planning and effective management practices and,
  • personal development of leadership capabilities, with
  • 12 months of mentoring from an ESN corporate member with significant business experience.

Combined, this can help sites to take a more strategic approach to planning and tackling a range of specific organisational issues. 

Earthwatch is looking to recruit 18 staff members from 6 African sites who will value training in business management and operational effectiveness, and will be in a position to put what they have learned into practice. For more information please consult the Earthwatch website.