Author Topic: The Charlotte Conservation Fellowship Program at African Wild Life Foundation  (Read 1679 times)


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In 1996, the African Wildlife Foundation introduced the Charlotte Conservation Fellows program to provide support for African nationals pursuing Masters degrees or doctoral research. The program was launched in tribute to the late Charlotte Kidder Ramsay, a long-time conservationist. Ms. Ramsey was a great supporter of the need to increase the skills and abilities of African professionals and institutions in order to effectively manage the wildlife resources found on the continent.

Charlotte Fellowships enable recipients to improve their qualifications, update their skills, acquire the latest information on natural resource management and adapt new technologies to their work. The program is committed to enhancing the effectiveness and impact of African nationals in the field of conservation through the increased knowledge, skills and credentials obtained through an advanced degree.

Each year, AWF supports three to six Charlotte Fellows. While expenses and materials vary according to recipient, scholarships are awarded for amounts up to $25,000. Since its inception, the program has helped 50 students from East, West, central and southern Africa pursue graduate degrees in fields ranging from biology and conservation economics to enterprise development and community conservation.

AWF's Charlotte Fellows program application will reopen in the spring. Please check back in May for information on the 2011-2012 process.

Source: The Charlotte Conservation Fellowship Program at African Wild Life Foundation

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