South Africa’s First CCNET Coach Training

African conservation organisations are working on urgent, multifaceted environmental issues, often in remote and perilous areas with limited funding and resources. Stakeholders are counting on them to meet their conservation goals and have positive, effective, and lasting impact on Africa’s natural habitats and wildlife. In February 2020, South Africa had its first (Africa’s fourth) CCNET Coach Training. The training included theoretical, collaborative, and practical learning sessions, as well as an enlightening field trip to the Sterkfontein Caves in the Cradle of Humankind and a team-building scavenger hunt. This hugely successful event not only ignited long-term collaboration between African conservation organisations implementing the Conservation Standards, but also initiated participants into the larger global CCNET community. These new coaches aim to work together toward impactful and measurable conservation for the benefit of biodiversity and people in Africa and around the world.   

Training host: Endangered Wildlife Trust  

Coach trainers: John Morrison (WWF US), Genevieve Pence (CapeNature), and Erica Cochrane (International Crane Foundation)

Photo: CCNET Coach Training South Africa Team. Photo credit: Endangered Wildlife Trust.