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TBC training course – Introduction to international best practice approaches to biodiversity management in large-scale development projects – APPLY HERE

5 March 2019, Nairobi, Kenya

If you’re involved in assessing, designing, implementing or monitoring large-scale development projects in Kenya and keen to know more about biodiversity, this free introductory course could be for you. On the 5th March 2019, The Biodiversity Consultancy, in collaboration with Nature Kenya, the National Museums of Kenya and the Development Corridors Project (University of Nairobi), will be leading a one-day training course in Nairobi, Kenya.

The course is an introduction to international best practice approaches to biodiversity management in large-scale development projects, using the mitigation hierarchy. It will cover the requirements of lender standards such as IFC’s Performance Standard 6; the mitigation hierarchy and its components; risk screening and surveys; indirect and cumulative impacts (including issues around development corridors); and achieving biodiversity net gain.

The course is aimed at consultants, conservation practitioners and researchers, government staff and finance/industry personnel who are involved in assessing, managing or monitoring the biodiversity impacts of development projects and who want to improve their understanding of good practice approaches.

Trainers will include TBC’s Jon Ekstrom and Leon Bennun, and Tobias Nyumba of the Development Corridors Partnership.

When and where? 09:00-16:30, 5 March, 2019; National Museums of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya

The course is free of charge. To sign up please submit an application form no later than the 25th February 2019. Applications will be acknowledged and successful applicants will be notified by email.

How to apply? Please complete the application form here.

Enquiries? Please email thomas.white@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com

How to make biodiversity surveys relevant to your project

Our latest briefing note is all about surveys – why they matter, when to use which type of survey and most importantly how to get them right first time. We have used The Biodiversity Consultancy’s collective insight and experience to put together this practical step-by-step guide.

Our expert briefing note will help you ensure that your surveys will play their part in avoiding project delays, unnecessary costs and impacts on biodiversity.

 

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