The extra-occupational programme combines learning on international best conservation practice and policy with management training, network development and a transfer project. Over a period of 1.5 years, four training modules are conducted at the International Academy for Nature Conservation on the Isle of Vilm in English language. Application documents and further information about the programme are available at www.bfn.de/klaus-toepfer-fellowship.html.
Who can apply? The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme targets early-career conservation professionals in the natural resource sector, who have at least three years of professional experience, are fluent in English and preferably not older than 35 years. The programme aims at emerging conservation leaders with proven outstanding abilities and motivation, who have the support of their home organizations to attend the course, a clear commitment to a career in their country of origin, and are citizens and residents of one of the eligible countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iran, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, FYR Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.