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Economic Tools for Conservation and Infrastructure Planning in the Albertine Rift

Conservation Strategy Fund is now accepting applications for a course in Economic Tools for Conservation and Infrastructure Planning in the Albertine Rift, from June 11-22, 2012 in Uganda.

This course is offered in partnership with the Ugandan National Environmental Management Agency (NEMA) and is made possible through the support of the United States Agency for International Development, the Wildlife Conservation Network, and the Handsel Foundation.

CSF is inviting applications from people who work in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

During the comprehensive two-week session, participants will learn to use economics to be more strategic and successful in their planning and development efforts related to infrastructure and the environment. The course will cover economic fundamentals, natural resource economics, environmental valuation methods, environmental policies, communication and negotiation techniques, and hands-on experience with cost-benefit analysis. These skills are crucial at a time when integrating ecosystem conservation and infrastructure development has become an essential component of short- and long-term social and environmental well-being in the Albertine Rift.

Applications due April 30th, 2012.