Orange Knowledge Exchange Project

PROJECT

The project partners (Beholding; Embedding Impact; ESA) join hands to develop and execute on a unique training programme. The aim of the training programme is to fulfil an urgent and increasing local and global need for professionals in Social & Environmental Impact Management.

The project kicked off in September 2020 and is expected to run for a year.

Unemployed graduates (with qualifying degrees) will be trained in the basic methodology of Social Impact Management, with a focus on sustainable climate smart conservation agriculture. Subsequently each one of them will be deployed for a 11-months internship at those communities where ESA will be implementing its unique model of building sustainable and profitable biodiversity/wildlife-based value chain businesses.

OBJECTIVES

Objectives of this project include :
to develop professionals in Social + Environmental Impact management who will be trained in SIM methodology with the focus on sustainable climate smart conservation agriculture for 10 months,
to source participants from communities where ESA will be implementing its unique model of building sustainable and profitable biodiversity/wildlife-based value chain businesses,
to focus participants towards understanding the current social, socio-economic and environmental situation at each site (baseline studies), which in due course will be used to measure the progress made towards the social, socio-economic and environmental objectives (impact measurement), in order to ensure that impact is maximized.

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