Following an introduction and get together we kick off with a week-long hands-on workshop on project planning and management. Analysis, planning, budgeting, proposal writing, and fundraising will be the key themes of this long but important module.
The second week will offer you the chance to apply your new-found planning knowledge to real-life conservation scenarios and you will have an interactive experience of the world of financial management from acquisition and expenditure to budgeting and risk management.
The busy and diverse third week will start with an excursion to the KfW Development Bank – the world’s largest financier of protected areas and partner to the Spring School. Furthermore, it involves courses about the important role of environmental and social safeguards and human rights in the project context. You will also get an introduction to monitoring and evaluation as well as human resources.
The final week will cover the exam but also modules on public relations and communications as well as a personal skills. The journey to Kellerwald-Edersee National Park will be an invaluable opportunity to see and hear first-hand how a conservation strategy is enacted and implemented. On Friday, the Frankfurt Spring School will come to an end with a closing event at the Frankfurt Zoo.