Introducing the 10 Year Review of the CCC Fellows Program: An Assessment of Impacts
For the last ten years, the CCC Fellows Program, unlike other fellowships, has challenged and trained students, faculty, and conservation practitioners to engage directly with communities that depend on conservation efforts for their livelihoods. In 2019, a 10-year retrospective evaluation was conducted to assess the medium- and long-term utility and impact of CCC Fellows Program training and components to: 1) the fellows themselves, 2) the field of collaborative conservation, and 3) to a lesser extent, to communities where fellows have worked. Two researchers reviewed past fellows’ project reports and conducted surveys and interviews with alumni from Cohorts 1-8. Analysis of the reports, surveys and interviews revealed seven themes about the CCC Fellows Program. Researchers also compiled a set of Key Takeaways and Recommendations from the retrospective evaluation to be used for continued Fellows Program improvement.
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