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Subject: Webinar Opportunities: Introduction to Conservation Conflict Transformation

Do you have a complex conservation challenge? Is social conflict complicating or impeding your efforts to create positive change or achieve conservation goals? Social conflicts around conservation issues can erode efforts to protect wildlife and secure communities’ way of life. Destructive conflicts often impede the development of shared solutions and progress among communities, conservationists, industry, and governments.

In the midst of a pandemic, the world is experiencing collective stress and anxiety that deepens and entrenches social conflicts. We at CPeace, seek to support you as you navigate the new world order, and prepare you to constructively engage in conflict on the other side of this pandemic.

Conservation Conflict Transformation 
We invite you to engage with CPeace to learn more about Conservation Conflict Transformation (CCT), a positive process by which complex, multilayered conflicts are transformed into opportunities to both engage in presenting problems and meet deeper needs.  If deep-rooted conflicts are not sufficiently reconciled through strategic process and relationship changes, then conservation efforts typically stall, regress, or fail. In contrast, CCT has been shown to:
• Foster receptivity to change and sustained momentum for adaptive management,
• Create shared wins around conservation conflicts, 
• Enable individual and organizational capabilities to empower progress within society, and
• Promote lasting coexistence among people and wildlife.
CCT takes a transdisciplinary approach, drawing on a variety of disciplines, including neurology, psychology, anthropology, behavioral economics, behavioral science, complex systems theory, and more. 

Two Online Learning Opportunities!
The Center for Conservation Peacebuilding (CPeace) offers capacity-building workshops for individuals and teams interested in transforming conflict to create enduring solutions for people and wildlife. CPeace currently will be offering two interactive introductions to Conservation Conflict Transformation online in June 2020:
• Thursday, June 18th 11am-12:30pm EST 
• Tuesday, June 30th 3-4:30pm EST 
Please complete this form in order to begin the registration process: https://forms.gle/kr5pyXvWB4SUfXsx6

Online Interactive Introduction to CCT Webinar
In this 90-minute online session, Co-founder and Executive Director, Francine Madden of the Center for Conservation Peacebuilding (CPeace) will share an orientation to CCT. The session will introduce analytical approaches to understand the intensity and depth of social conflict at multiple scales and explore with the participants how these conflicts impact shared problem-solving around natural resource management, as well as other social and environmental issues.  During the session, participants will learn how CCT differs from traditional approaches to community engagement and conflict resolution while exploring cases of how CCT transforms conflict so both people and wildlife thrive. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions and draw from their own experiences as they engage in the models and framework.

These are pay-what-you-can sessions. Recommended fees: Governments, NGOs, universities or individuals who are less financially impacted in the short term by COVID-19: $75-$150 per person. For those in a really tight spot right now, this one is on us!

Francine Madden <hello@cpeace.ngo>
Thursday, May 28, 2020

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