In Spring 2019, two events were hosted for new projects funded under Darwin Initiative Round 25 and the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund Round 5. These events were open to new grantees under both funding schemes.
On 29th April, a webinar was held for new projects to introduce the financial and administrative reporting systems for new Darwin Initiative and IWT Challenge Fund projects. The aim of this webinar was to welcome newly funded projects, and provide advice and support relating to financial, administrative, and technical reporting for Darwin and IWT projects.
The webinar was recorded and can be accessed here.
On 1st May, an in person workshop was held at the Zoological Society of London. The workshop content built on the webinar and was focused on reporting, communications, and lesson sharing for new projects. The aim of the workshop was to provide advice and support relating to project monitoring and evaluation and communications, and to provide a forum for projects to network with those working on similar topics and areas in order to foster lesson learning.
- Welcome and Introductions
- Welcome from Defra
- Developing a Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
- Case Study 1 – Developing Investigation and Prosecution Capacity to Save Angola’s Elephants
- The Elevator Pitch
- Communicating Effectively
- Case Study 2 – Integrating Development with Conservation in Papua New Guinea: Evolution of Darwin Initiative Projects since 2001
- Introduction to the Group Exercises
- Case Study 3 – WWT in Cambodia & Madagascar: Experiences from Darwin Initiative Projects
Workshop Exercise Handouts: