See Earthwatch's Capacity Development Programme in action through videos, photos and participant experiences:
Mary Warui was working at the National Museums of Kenya as an intern when she joined the project in Malawi in August 2008.
The Malaysian Bat Conservation Research Unit (MBCRU) was established in 2001 to promote the conservation of Malaysia’s unique bat fauna through long term conservation research, capacity building and environmental education.
“Samburu was a great place to be. The research was very useful to the team and it was an opportunity to gain valuable experience and knowledge…”
Marion Achieng’ Otieno, an intern at the National Museums of Kenya, describes her experiences “Saving Kenya’s Endangered Zebras.”
In October 2008, Drs. Michelle Hamer and Rob Slotow hosted nine members of the Wildlands Conservation Trust Green Team on their scientific field research project, South Africa’s Hidden Species.
Caroline Wanjiru has just completed her Masters at the Univeristy of Nairobi, studying ecological marine management with a focus on aquaculture. She was nominated to join the Earthwatch project Coastal Ecology of the Seychelles in January 2009, as the research focus of this team complimented her own research project, Integrated Fish Farming in the Mangroves of Mtwapa, Kenya.
Jakawan Hoareau, a warden for the Cousin Island Special Reserve in the Seychelles, participated on the project in December 2010 and has written a report describing his experiences on the expedition and as a part of Earthwatch’s Capacity Development Programme.
In the summer of 2007, fourteen individuals from across Africa travelled to the Samburu region of Kenya, to take part in an Earthwatch Capacity Development Programme. The participants were divided across two separate teams, one which went in March and the other in May, and came from 8 different countries.
Since November 2006, four separate teams have visited the Earthwatch project Lakes of the Rift Valley to join principal investigator David Harper and his team, as part of the Capacity Development Programme. The four teams comprised 44 individuals from either Tanzania or Kenya.
Watch short videos from the first team of this exciting project and get a real understanding of how Earthwatch's Capacity Development Programme really works.