Business Skills for World Heritage 2013
Are you responsible for managing a natural World Heritage Site or natural protected area on the UNESCO tentative list? Would your organisation benefit from having better business planning skills? If the answer to the questions above is yes, then this is your opportunity to take part in a training programme with business planning experts from Shell.
Earthwatch, Shell and UNESCO are working together to use the skills of the corporate sector and apply them to natural Site's such as yours. In 2013, six natural World Heritage Sites or Sites on the official UNESCO World Heritage tentative list* will benefit from the input of a Shell business planning expert for the duration of one year. They will help you with the business management challenges you face in running your organisation. The programme is fully funded, but your organisation will need to be fully committed, at a senior level, to be considered for receiving this training award. Please see the Project link for more information about the programme.
*Sites on the UNESCO World Heritage tentative list can be seen here:
Earthwatch – Founded in 1971, Earthwatch is an international environmental charity which engages people worldwide in scientific field research and education to promote the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment.
UNESCO - The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre administers the world heritage convention.
Shell – Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With around 90,000 employees in more than 80 countries and territories, Shell helps to meet the world's growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.
"In a world where an MBA is considered a pre-requisite to managing any private sector company, it seems odd that management training is not readily available to those looking after some of the planet’s most precious wilderness areas. I am delighted that this unique collaboration between Shell and Earthwatch is building the expertise of the custodians of our natural heritage." Kishore Rao - Director World Heritage Centre
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