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Capacity Building for Conservation Global Conference 2019

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.

Online Event

When: July 30 - August 1, 2019

Where: ZSL London Zoo - Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4RY, UK

Cost: £100 - £280, see options in the registration form


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.


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


Visit the event website's Registration page, which also provides information on the costs of attendance.


Please take 3 minutes to complete our survey.

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.


If you have any questions about capacity building or the upcoming 2019 conference in London, please do not hesitate to contact the conference organiser Dr. Mark O’Connell.

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