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This section of the portal provides links to opportunities that can assist Pacific Islands protected area practitioners in their ongoing work and professional development. Opportunities are divided into the following areas:
  • Conferences: the conference calendar will be updated regularly with information about relevant conferences and meetings.
  • Capacity Building and Learninglinks to capacity building opportunities in areas relevant to protected areas are provided. These could be online trainings, webinars or in-situ workshops.
  • Learning Exchangeslearning exchanges can be an excellent capacity building experience. We aim to facilitate participation in such opportunities by providing details about learning exchange opportunities.
  • Grants, Funding and Scholarshipsfunding can often be the biggest challenge for protected area practitioners. See our resources section for information about financial sustainability in protected areas. In this section, we provide you with information about funding and scholarship opportunities.
  • Jobs and Internshipsthis page provides direct links to the employment sections of relevant websites for protected area practitioners in the region.
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If you have any opportunities that can assist protected area practitioners in the above categories, please don’t hesitate to send them to us ([email protected]) so that we can facilitate the exchange of information and promote opportunities to our regional practitioners.
  • The following links provide guidance on some of the scholarships, grants and financial management assistance that could be available to Pacific Island protected area practitioners. This is not an exhaustive list, nor is everyone necessarily eligible for all opportunities.
  • Learning Exchanges are a method of capacity building that can be particularly successful in the Pacific Islands, where similar cultures bond island communities facing the same challenges.