Applications Invited for Kinship Conservation Workshop: India

Applications Invited for Kinship Conservation Workshop: India

Organization: Kinship Foundation

Event Duration: 06 Jan. 2020 - 10 Jan. 2020

Apply By: 09 Dec 2019

About the Foundation

Kinship Foundation is a private operating foundation established to advance the institutional philanthropy of the Searle Family.

The Foundation has three areas of focus: biomedical research, environmental conservation and education. Its work includes developing and supporting Chicago-based grant making initiatives through the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust; administering the Searle Scholars Program, a national biomedical research grant program; and operating Kinship Conservation Fellows, a global environmental leadership program.

About the Workshop

Kinship Conservation Workshop: India will train local conservationists in the use of incentives to solve local conservation challenges. During this five-day workshop, participants will learn how economic tools can be applied to enhance community-based conservation projects, study the successes and failures of incentive-based conservation in India, as well as globally, and be introduced to alternative pathways to achieve conservation impact.


Discovery Village - Nandi Hills Resort

Sultanpet, Near Kanive Nandeeshwara Temple

Nandi Foot Hills, Nandi, Hickballapur - 562103

Sessions and Facilitators

Topics covered in the workshop include:

  • Theory and global experiences in the use of incentives for community-based conservation
  • The history and state of incentive-based conservation in India
  • The role of economic principles in incentive-based conservation
  • Local experiences with water, carbon and ecotourism from Latin America, Africa and Asia
  • Exploring the role of entrepreneurship, systems thinking and human-centered design in conservation
  • Bringing it together: the future of incentive-based conservation in India
  • Participants will attend lectures and field discussions, and will take an all-day field trip to see incentive-based conservation projects in action.

Instructors include:

Dr. Nigel Asquith (Program Director, Kinship Conservation Fellows)

Dr. Arshiya Bose (Black Baza Coffee Company)

Shashank Srinivasan (Technology for Wildlife)

Siddharth Rao (Timbaktu Collective)

You will need to submit a copy of your resume and a letter of recommendation. All materials should be submitted through the online application. Applications are due December 9, 2019 at 23:00 IST.

Eligibility and Selection Process

The workshop is open to early- to mid-career Indian conservation practitioners with at least three years of experience in natural resource management, preferably with some knowledge of incentive-based conservation tools. Space is limited to 30 attendees.

You will be notified by December 14, 2019 if you have been selected to attend the workshop.


Kinship Foundation will cover all workshop expenses, including lodging, food, classroom materials and field trips. Participants must arrange and pay for their transportation expenses to/from Bangalore. Limited travel assistance is available for those who qualify.


Questions about the workshop or the application should be directed to the Program Director, Nigel Asquith: regionalworkshops@kinshipfoundation.org .

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