Economic Incentives for Conservation of Nature course, developed by Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) with the support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, has two main objectives. The first, to provide participants with the basic economic concepts needed to understand how economic incentives can be used more effectively to: i) address climate change, ii) conserve biodiversity and, iii) contribute to sustainable development; also provide impact assessment tools to improve the design of future programs. The second, to provide participants with the best available evidence on the use of economic incentives to achieve these three goals.
The course is targeted at national and regional programs Economic Incentives for Conservation in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru; likewise, other governmental agencies and NGOs working in the framework of these programs. Participants should preferably have previous training in economics, but is not a requirement,
The online application form must be completed no later than Sunday June 26, 2016. Space is limited to 25 participants and the selection results will be announced from July 1. More information is available here.