Open Standards (OS) for the practice of conservation


The Open Standards (OS) for the practice of conservation is an important tool in the improvement of conservation delivery. The standards present a set of tools and guidance to help teams manage their projects right from proposal development to implementation.

EGI’s Executive Director, John Takang, recently took part in workshop organised by WWF-Cameroon and sponsored by the US Fish and Wildlife Services (USFWS) to train on Project and Program Management Standards (PPMS)/Open Standards. The workshop intended to train NGO, park managers (Conservators) and other public authorities involved in teaching of conservation and management of natural resources.

The workshop that took place in Ebolowa from August 7-11 had as principal objectives to:

• Enable increased understanding on the key elements of the Open Standards.
• Introduce participants to how to mainstream policy, gender, livelihoods and climate change adaptation issues into conservation projects.
• Provide participants with an opportunity to use the knowledge and skills to design projects and strategic plans using real examples






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