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The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Africa Section instituted SCB Africa Section Communications/Mentoring Program in 2007 funded by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur…"
"This is cool stuff.Most interesting is the idea of having young people to get actively involved in environmental/biodiversity issues.This is our future and we must start looking at the issues for a better tomorrow.......there is no better way of…"
I hold a BSc in Forestry and is currently working for Nature Kenya as a Site Conservation Officer.I like traveling,expeditions,camping,biking among others.I too appreciate meeting new people and would love to hold discussions on important global issues such as climate change,agriculture and nature in general..a little of politics too.Thats it for now
My Organisation / Group
Nature Kenya (The East African Natural History Society)
This is a NonGovernmental Organization that works to promote environmental conservation in Kenya.Nature Kenya is the Birdlife partner in Kenya and works through the Important Bird/Biodiversity(IBA) programme to promote biodiversity conservation in about 60 IBAs in Kenya.I am attached to one of the IBAs(Dunga wetland,Lake Victoria) which is a wetland with surrounding forest areas.In 2009 Nature Kenya celebrated 100 years of biodiversity conservation in Kenya.
-Birdwatching and guiding
-Tree nursery establishment and tree planting
-Organic agriculture and Kitchen gardening
-Project development and implementation
-Environmental education in Schools
-Community Based biodiversity Monitoring
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Africa Section instituted SCB Africa Section Communications/Mentoring Program in 2007 funded by John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to expand the pipeline of seasoned African Conservation Biologists and foster the development of young aspiring professionals in Conservation Biology.
The program is targeted at coaching African students and Conservation Biologists on writing high standard manuscript and proposal. Mentees (upcoming scientists) are paired with mentors (experienced African or non African scientists) who will coach them through 8 months of well structured e-mentoring process. The program is open to SCB Africa Section members; however SCB membership is not a requirement.
Enrolment exercise commenced 1st August 2009 to close by 31st. For more information on how to enrol as a mentee or mentor, please visit http://www.conbio.org/Sections/Africa/AfricaMentor.cfm
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Africa Section Communications/Mentoring Program