Capacity development

A deep dive into the training week

Getting to know the survey structure and purpose

Participatory group exercises to better understand wildlife ranching

Learning about land degradation and sustainable land management

Receiving support and engagement from members of Wildlife Ranching South Africa (WRSA)... as well as having a bit of fun!

'Practice makes perfect' - Roleplaying and mentoring the teams through conducting the survey

Here the trainers were interviewed by the teams as if they were wildlife ranchers. Teams were also taken into the field to receive guidance on in-field verification of land degradation.

Lessons learned about the Wildlife Economy & SLM

What did we learn about the Eastern Cape?

Opinions on hunting & sustainable use

The Rhinos share their experiences in their field!

The Sables reflect on the wildlife economy!

Creating a cohort of sustainable land management leaders

We sent 15 volunteers from our field assistant ranks to attend the Sustainable Land Management course hosted by the Herding Academy in Graaff-Reinet.  The course covered the fundamentals of holistic land management and regenerative agriculture for decision-makers and (future!) policy-makers.  The students conducted the course  from 3-7 May 2021 and will become teaching assistants for future training events when the survey moves to other provinces.  We hope to create a peer-peer learning community through this initiative. 

Enhancing employability through LinkedIn

Job-seeking can be fun...

As we move into an increasingly digitised world, it is more important than ever before that your digital professional presence stands out, and your LinkedIn profile is a key part of having a great professional brand online. Jenali Skuse - Enterprise Relationship Manager at LinkedIn - explains to young graduates in the natural sciences sector how to maximise their employability on LinkedIn. She covers how to build a great LinkedIn Profile, how to build your professional brand on LinkedIn and how to leverage LinkedIn to find new opportunities and grow in your career.

See the Powerpoint version here