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Promoting excellence and leadership among emerging nature conservation leaders from Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme takes an integrated approach to the development of the personal capacity of early-career conservation professionals from the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The programme puts high-potential individuals into the centre of capacity development, while closely cooperating with the delegating institutions and promoting the participants' commitment and contribution to them.

The Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme is implemented by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) the central scientific authority of the German federal government for both national and international nature conservation in partnership with IUCN, the CBD Secretariat, the Secretariat of the CMS, and UNEP-WCMC. The programme is funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) through the Advisory Assistance Programme (AAP) for Environmental Protection in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia.


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Patron

Klaus Toepfer, Former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP, patron of the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme.
Klaus Töpfer, Former Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme UNEP, patron of the Klaus Toepfer Fellowship Programme.

„I hope that what we see in the little island of Vilm is a kind of symbol, a signal of change; that we remain aware of the great diversity of creation and the great possibilities of nature both for their own sake and for the wellbeing of nine billion people“

Strategic Partners

IUCN
CBD
CMS
UNEP-WCMC
 

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