Advanced Certificate in Nature Conservation: Transfrontier Conservation Management
An Assistant Parks and Wildlife Officer at Mzuzu Nature Sanctuary with a wildlife management background and a belief in environmental education for young people in the local communities.
“As an SADC-recognised institution, the Southern African Wildlife College gives us the advantage of working with professionals from other countries. Learning how my fellow students manage conservation issues at home benefits the work I do at home in Malawi.”
Philimon strives to contribute to the effective management of the protected areas in his home country of Malawi. Attending the Southern African Wildlife College and attaining his Advanced Certificate in Nature Conservation will equip him with not only the training toolkit imparted by educators, but also by his peers.
His decade of experience in law enforcement, boundary patrol, research and planning has given him the perspective to understand conservation challenges in his community and the passion to help foster change. Compounding on a prior qualification in Wildlife Management from the Malawi College of Wildlife, Philimon’s current enrolment at the College is further preparing him to take on a decision-making role in his place of work.
Philimon requires support towards the R75 000 needed for his bursary. This is an amount that he does not have access to personally, which is why the SAWC as a non-profit organisation is calling upon a network of donors and supporters to help raise these funds. By donating any amount, large or small, you are playing a crucial role in helping Philimon receive the best possible training for his career in conservation.