The Tropical Conservation Leadership Initiative applies UF's knowledge, research and training programs to support and strengthen in-practice conservation and development professionals and the NGOs and agencies where they work. Click here to access a recent TCLI publication.
TCLI is a joint program of UF's Tropical Conservation and Development Program and School of Forest Resources and Conservation, and is a continuation of the Amazon Conservation Leadership Initiative.
Working collaboratively with NGOs and in-country academic partners, TCLI carries out:
- in-service training -- continuing education courses and certificate programs that build on successful ACLI field courses that combine resilience and systems theory with collaborative management skills and tools
While we are preparing to apply lessons, courses and research approaches towards further program development in other tropical regions, initial program activities (2014-2015) are focusing on the Brazilian Amazon:
- Capacity-building program with the RECAM Network for NGOs working to promote socio-environmental municipal governance
- Capacity-building and research on family agriculture, sustainable ranching and territorial governance in partnership with Instituto Ouro Verde and Instituto Centro da Vida in northern Mato Grosso.