Short Course: Conservation and Business: Natural Reources – Based Enterprise Development & Local Livelihoods

09 - 20 May 2005,

The Charles Darwin University and the Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) are offering a short course on natural resource-based enterprise development.

The course will be led by Tony Cunningham from People and Plants International and a CIFOR Associate Scientist, and will include guest lectures of many local leading practitioners in this field. Theory will be integrated with Australian and international examples.

This course will also address the importance of business planning, the components of which will be covered in the lectures. The order of the lectures follows the order in which one might work in a field situation where implementation of resource management, monitoring and conservation measures is required. All of this will be consolidated through a field trip looking at the components of local natural resource enterprises.

A two day public seminar will be included in the short course, with keynote presentations from visiting international experts and a forum for discussion and advice.

Date: 9 – 20 May 2005

Venue: Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University

Cost: $700 (includes course materials, field trip)

Registration by: 31st March 2005

Register with:, (08) 8946-6574

Contact:, (08) 8946-6732

Course Presenters

Invited international contributors:
Tony Cunningham – People and Plants International; Ousseynou Ndoye – CIFOR Cameroon; Gus le Breton – PhytoTrade Africa; Jenne de Beer – Non Timber Forest Products (NTFP) Southeast Asia.

Local contributors:
Bruce Campbell, Josh Forner, Jenny Koenig, Sonia Smallacombe, Chris Lee, Mike Letnic, David Liddle, Charlie Manolis Peter Whitehead, Glenn Wightman.