- 22 sep
Pathways to professionalisation: Developing individual and organizational capacities for protected area management. Lessons from Eastern Europe
Although human resources are paramount for the success of nature conservation, the development of individuals’ and organisations’ capacities are not yet a priority in most of the countries worldwide. This publication explains briefly: what do capacity at different levels and professionalisation mean in the context of protected area management, how to develop a national plan for the coherent and unitary development of capacities and professionalization and which can be the key solutions and directions for action.
The publication summarises the key findings of the project ‘Capacity Building Plans for Efficient Protected Area Management in Eastern Europe’ (2012-2015), implemented by the ProPark Foundation for Protected Areas (Romania), with the financial support of BfN, the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (FKZ 3512 82 1800).
This project has pioneered the model approaches described in this publication, to provide a foundation for professionalisation of protected area management across 23 countries in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus.
You can download the publication in English here.
More detailed information about this project and other relevant publications are available here (English version).