Building sufficient conservation capacity to tackle the growing environmental issues around the world will be a major challenge in the 21st century. Join the international conservation community at the fourth Capacity Building for Conservation (CBC) conference to discuss and develop effective solutions to a range of capacity building issues.

Conference date

30 July to 1 August, 2019
conservation fieldwork

what will the meeting cover?

The conference has 5 core themes:

  • THEME 1: Strong foundations, future challenges
    The role of capacity building in addressing the major environmental challenges of the 21st century. Achievements of twenty years of conservation capacity building.
  • THEME 2: Regional perspectives
    A review of specific capacity issues from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Europe, Australasia and Oceania.
  • THEME 3: Cross-cutting capacity visions for the future
    Vision 1: Capacity delivered where it is most needed
    Vision 2: Universal capacity issues identified
    Vision 3: The ability to evaluate our capacity building activities
    Vision 4: Gender equality in conservation
    Vision 5: Appropriate capacity within the next generation of conservation professionals
    Vision 6: A global network of conservation capacity builders and donors
  • THEME 4: Donor partnerships and perspectives
    A chance for donors and practitioners to exchange perspectives, expectations and innovations.
  • THEME 5: Approaches to building conservation capacity - thematic discussions
    An opportunity for delegates to discuss and experience a range of capacity building tools and methods.

Visit the programme page for more information about the preliminary conference programme.

Key outputs

  • A special edition of Oryx (the International Journal of Conservation) on driving forward capacity building solutions.
  • Real-time live streaming of conference presentations.
  • A published series of short booklets (practical guides) providing a comprehensive review of all major capacity building methods and associated research evidence.

Where will the conference be held?

The conference will be held at the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) conference suite in London.

ZSL London Zoo

Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY, UK

Conference survey

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Your input will contribute to the enhancement of the conference, especially the discussions on Day 2. Additionally, the survey will capture areas of interest for presenters, facilitators and contributors to the marketplace on Day 3.

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