Would you like to become involved in a new mentoring programme for protected areas practitioners? Global Parks and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas have now joined forces to deliver just that. The mentoring programme aims to strengthen the management of protected areas by both non-government and government protected area officials.
Global Parks will coordinate mentors throughout the world who have a desire to contribute to the sustainable management of protected areas. In most instances, these mentors have over 30 years of experience in all facets of direct management, ranging from governance to construction, and many come from positions in the National Park Service, Forest Service and Fish and Wildlife Service in both Canada and the United States.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, visit globalparks.org and register as a mentor. If, on the other hand, you would like to have a mentor to assist you in your current or future protected area practice, you can also register on the Global Parks website and outline your interests. Global Parks will then match mentors and mentorees, and provide support to ensure a successful experience tailored to your individual needs.
At the upcoming IUCN World Parks Congress in Sydney, taking place from 12 to 19 November 2014, the mentoring programme will be highlighted as part of the Capacity Development cross-cutting theme.
For further information, contact Todd Koenings, Executive Director at Global Parks: [email protected].