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BNHS Capacity Development Workshop

BNHS Capacity Development Workshop

December 6-8, 2012: The latest installment of the year-long, countrywide Management Training Workshops for Environmental NGOs conducted by the Bombay Natural History Society is being scheduled from December 6 to 8, 2012 at the American Centre, Kolkata.

Event details:

Dates:  December 6-8, 2012

Venue: American Centre, Kolkata

Contact Details: Please write to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 9323738622 / 95949291073 / 9594953425

About the event:

In a worldwide competition held by the U.S. Government under Fulbright Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund, BNHS was selected from among 685 entrants to conduct a project titled “Capacity Development of Mid-level Professionals from Environmental NGOs into Master Trainers through Management Workshops”. The BNHS project is led by Dr. V. Shubhalaxmi along with other Fulbright Alumni from Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi, Imphal and Bhubaneswar. The newest installment of the year-long, countrywide workshops is being scheduled from December 6 to 8, 2012 at the American Centre, Kolkata.

The year-long programme, aimed to train over 250 employees from 125 NGOs across the nation, includes three-day management workshops on topics like fundraising, grant writing, project management, public relations, team management, networking and much more. These are followed by a mentorship session and a two-day follow-up workshop. They are meant to equip NGOs with the skills and knowledge necessary to make their good work sustainable through the years.

About the Organizers/Partners:

Nature Mates Nature Club

Started in the early nineties, Nature Mates aspires to conserve nature in all its best forms. A unique characteristic of the organisation is that its focus lies not only in the conservation of wilderness areas, but the well-being of the locals, whose views often remain unheard in the battle between development and the environment.

Bombay Natural History Society

Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) – a membership-driven organization - has been promoting the cause of a natural India for the past 127 years since 1883. It was started by 8 Mumbai citizens, of which two were Indians.

The Society's guiding principle has always been that conservation must be based on scientific research - a tradition exemplified by its former president, late Dr Sálim Ali. It was designated as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO) by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.


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