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Past Opportunity

Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP)

The CLP is currently soliciting applications for its 2014 Conservation Awards.

CLP awards are aimed at early-career conservationists working in developing countries with less than 5 years’ professional experience in the conservation sector.  CLP awards are team- based, with at least 3 people per team.  There are three tiers of CLP support, with the Future Conservationist Award earmarked exclusively for new applicants to the process:

Successful applicants will: 1) develop the knowledge, skills and abilities of team members; 2) implement a focused, high-priority conservation project combining research and action; and 3) contribute to the long-term success of local conservation efforts.

Where we work: CLP invites applicants from countries excluded from the World Bank list of high-income economies across Africa, Asia, Eastern and South-eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean. Some exceptions apply. See list of countries in the attached call.

The application deadline for full proposals is 11th November 2013 for ALL applications. Those applying for Conservation Follow-up and Conservation Leadership Awards must submit a Logical Framework to the CLP by Monday, 1st October 2013. CLP will provide feedback on all logical frameworks by 16th October and, based on this review, will either invite applicants to submit a full proposal or not. Awards will be announced in April 2014. Please visit the CLP website (www.ConservationLeadershipProgramme.org) for detailed eligibility criteria, guidelines and an application form.

Applicant Support: The CLP is piloting an Alumni Ambassador program this year whereby applicants can request feedback on their proposals from CLP alumni in their region prior to submission. More information on this program is found on the CLP website. Applicants may also contact a member of the CLP team well before and up to two weeks before the application deadline for advice on project eligibility, methods and project activities.

Additional Benefits:
 A representative from each award-winning team will be invited to attend an international training event in June/July 2014 organized by the CLP to share ideas and develop skills, knowledge and contacts. Additionally, winning teams are able to network with experts from within each of the partner organisations and past winners. CLP team members are available to help with project implementation, including guidance required during the planning and team training stages.

Who we are:
 The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) aims to advance biodiversity conservation globally by building the leadership capabilities of early-career conservation professionals working in places with limited capacity to address high-priority conservation issues. This partnership initiative, including BirdLife International, Conservation International, Fauna & Flora International, and Wildlife Conservation Society, has been helping young conservationists across the world to achieve their goals for over 25 years. The Programme currently works toward its aims by offering awards, training and mentoring support.