BIOFUND organised, from 24 to 28 July, a training session on drawing up conservation projects, taking as an example the Terms of Reference for the 3rd Cycle of Project Bee. The event took place in Maputo city, and was attended by about 25 participants, including the administrators of the Conservation Areas, accompanied by one staff member from the area of planning and finance, and invited representatives of the National Administration of Conservation Areas (ANAC).
This was the second time that BIOFUND brought together the managers of the conservation areas in order to inform them of the procedures necessary to bid for financing from BIOFUND. The first training session was held in 2016, focusing on the administrative and financial procedures for implementing projects financed by BIOFUND.
The training was designed to provide broad and detailed understanding of each of the technical stages and procedures necessary for drawing up project proposals to bid for the sources of funding available at BIOFUND. The event allowed the clarification of doubts and held exercises in application as a way of practicing the concept and testing the process.
This training culminated with a positive assessment of the participants, who reiterated the need to hold more courses of the kind in coming years, involving more staff from the Conservation Areas, in order to ensure more and better use of what was learnt.