Quantitative estimates of the need for training of land managers (including protected areas) and decision makers are rare. Information on the number, distribution (geographic, institutional), role of these individuals and the corresponding in-stream training on conservation available to them constitute a gap analysis of professional training needs.
OTS is conducting this kind of gap analysis for Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia and Amazonian Brazil. The results will provide indications of the scope, priority targets, content, and possible mechanisms of implementation of subsequent training investments.
In addition, these results are expected to contribute to national capacity assessments for protected areas for these countries following the program of work of the 7 th Convention of the Parties of the Convention on Conservation of Biodiversity.
For more information on these and other initiatives of OTS’ Environmental Science and Policy program contact Dr. Andrew Chek.
See the Andes-Amazon Initiative Scholarships & Courses site for information on related capacity building efforts supported by this program of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.