Bee eater in Okavango Delta, Botswana, 2007. —Cecilia Simon, 2014 Fellow



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***18 Conservation Professionals from Around the Globe Chosen for Cohort Will Gather in Washington State for Intensive Training and Networking***

(Madison, WI – November 1, 2021) Kinship Foundation today announced the opening of applications for its 2022 Kinship Conservation Fellowship. 18 applicants will be selected as Fellows. The month-long, in-residence Fellowship focuses on market-based conservation. Delivered by a faculty of global experts, the leadership training program takes a case-study approach. Through interactive discussions, systems-thinking exercises, and peer-learning sessions, Fellows are presented with innovative solutions that they can apply to challenges they face in their work.

Beyond the training, Fellows become part of a global community, supported through regional chapters, affinity groups, in person and virtual events, mentorship, and learning exchanges, where they can connect with past cohorts and conservation practitioners to combine skills and resources to accelerate change and maximize conservation impact.

“We are excited to return to our in-person program in 2022,” said program director, Nigel Asquith. “The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated how interconnected we are globally and how necessary innovative solutions to conservation challenges are. It has further underscored the vital need to engage in the type of proactive, market-based solutions, in which the Kinship Conservation Fellows community specializes.”

The Fellowship is open to conservation practitioners with at least five years of experience. Successful applicants should be familiar with business and economic principles, and work in a setting where these principles can be integrated with conservation work. The Fellowship will be held at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington, from June 25 – July 26, 2022. Housing for the month and a stipend are included with the award.

To apply, visit: https://www.kinshipfellows.org/program/become-a-fellow

Applications will be accepted through January 9, 2022

About Kinship Conservation Fellows

Kinship Conservation Fellows is a community of leaders dedicated to collaborative approaches to environmental issues with an emphasis on market-based principles. The program began in 2001 and has trained over 280 Fellows. Today, Fellows can be found working in 51 countries on all seven continents. Their work spans diverse environmental fields within the nonprofit, governmental, and private sectors. For more information, visit KinshipFellows.org.