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The Symposium will focus on how conservation needs to adapt to the current pressures on Africa’s wildlife and habitats. During the week we are going to give you a forum to share your experiences, ideas and methodologies amongst Tusk’s project partners, with the hope that it will lead to greater collaboration in the future.

Tusk Conservation Symposium 2019 – Full Agenda

Day 1: Arrival and Symposium
Monday 7th October
12:00Guests arrive at MKSC Welcome
12:30 – 13:45Lunch
14:00Speed networking session
14:15 – 16:00Workshop 1: Making conservation make economic sense
Dr Gladys Kalema of Conservation Through Public Health; Effy Vassez of Blue Ventures and Ture Bore of Northern Rangelands Trust present challenges for the delegates.
16:00 – 16:30Tea/coffee break
16:30 – 17:15Success Spotlights

  1. Cheetah Conservation Fund
  2. Conservation Lower Zambezi
  3. Lamu Marine Conservation Project
  4. Mali Elephant Project
  5. Mountain Bongo Surveillance Project
  6. Mokolodi Nature Reserve
  7. Maasai Mara Wildlife Conservancies Association
  8. Ruaha Carnivore Project
  9. VulPro
  10. Milgis Trust
19:00Dinner and networking at the Mount Kenya Safari Club
Day 2: Symposium
Tuesday 8th October
08:30Meet on the verandah outside the bar
08:30 – 09:45Training Session 1: Teambuilding
Allan Ward
10:00 – 10:30Success Spotlights

  1. Conservation South Luangwa
  2. Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation
  3. PACE
  4. Uganda Conservation Foundation
  5. Zambian Carnivore Programme
  6. Yankari Game Reserve
10:30 – 11:00Tea/coffee break
11:00 – 12:30Workshop 2: Valuing nature — how to mainstream conservation education
Insights into successful education initiatives in Malawi, Botswana and Madagascar with Elaine Hake  of Lilongwe Wildlife Trust, Lesley McNutt of Coaching for Conservation and Lalarisoa Rakotoarimino  of Community Centred Conservation.
12:30 – 13:45Lunch
13:45 – 15:30Training Session 2: Organisational capacity building by Maliasili
Jessie Davie
15:30 – 16:00Success Spotlights

  1. Big Life Foundation
  2. Global Animal Health Tanzania
  3. Ripple Africa
  4. Malilangwe Trust
  5. Tsavo Trust
16:00Depart MKSC for Ol Pejeta Conservancy
17:00Arrive at northern white rhino boma
19:00Dinner at Morani’s restaurant
Day 3: Symposium
Wednesday 9th October
08:00Depart MKSC for Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
09:15Arrive at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy
Field workshops with the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy and Northern Rangelands Trust teams including rangelands management, adult education, anti- poaching, security and community-led conservation.
14:00 – 15:00Lunch
15:30Depart Lewa for MKSC
17:00Arrive at MKSC
18:00Dinner and networking at the Mount Kenya Safari Club
Day 4: Symposium
Thursday 10th October
08:30Workshop 3: Women as conservation advocates
Lessons from the field with Dr Crystal Mogensen of The Maa Trust, Shivani Bhalla of Ewaso Lions, Julius Lekenit of Grevy’s Zebra Trust and Delphin Mukira.
10:30 – 11:00Tea /coffee break
11:00 – 12:00Training Session 3: How to engage an audience
12:00 – 12:30Success Spotlights

  1. Southern African Wildlife College
  2. Painted Dog Conservation
  3. Save the Waterberg Rhino
  4. Walikale Gorilla and Forest Conservation Project
  5. Chimpanzee Conservation Centre
  6. Local Ocean Conservation
12:30 – 13:45Lunch
13:45 – 15:30Workshop 4: Building future conservation leaders
Panel discussion with Tom Lalampaa of Northern Rangelands Trust, Olivier Nsengimana of Rwanda Wildlife Conservation Association, Mike Watson of Lewa Wildlife Conservancy, Dickson Kaelo of Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association, Dr Gladys Kalema of Conservation Through Public Health and Simson Uri Khob of Save Rhino Trust.
15:30 – 16:00Tea /coffee break
16:00Conclusion and open debate
18:30 – 20:30Reception with Guest Speaker — Dr Winnie Kiiru of the Elephant Protection Initiative.
Day 5: Departure
Friday 11th October
08:00Guests depart during the day

Tusk Conservation Symposium 2019 – Agenda At-A-Glance

Mon 7 OctoberTue 8 OctoberWed 9 OctoberThu 10 OctoberFri 11 October
8 amDepart NairobiDepart MKSCGuests Depart
:30Training 1
Teambuilding in hotel
grounds with Allan Ward
Workshop 3
Women as conservation
9 amArrive at Lewa
:15Field Workshops at
Lewa Wildlife
Rangelands Trust
• NRT Rangelands
• Lewa Education
• Lewa Ant-poaching
Programme and JOCC
• Northern Rangelands
10 amSuccess Spotlights
11 amWorkshop 2
Valuing nature – how
to mainstream
conservation education
Training 3
How to engage an
audience with Allan Ward
12 amWelcomeSuccess Spotlights
1 pm
:45Training 2
capacity building with
by Maliasili with
Jessie Davie
Workshop 4
Building future
conservation leaders
2 pmSpeed NetworkingLunch at Lewa
:15Workshop 1
Making conservation
make economic sense
3 pm
:30Success SpotlightsDepart Lewa
4 pmBreakDepart MKSC for Ol PejetaConclusion and
open debate
:30Success SpotlightOl Pejeta Conservancy.
Northern white rhino
experience followed
by dinner at
Morani’s restaurant
:45Cocktail Reception
with key speaker:
Dr Winnie Kiiru, EPI
5 pmArrive at MKSC
6 pmDinner at MKSC
7 pmDinner at MKSC
8 pm
9 pmDinner for delegates