Conservation is a story of passionate and committed people able to flourish and deliver.


Today’s rapid environmental and societal change demands flexibility, adaptability and unconventional thinking – and a new approach to leadership.


We are committed to nurturing young talent, entrepreneurial leadership and innovation capable of delivering transformational conservation.

MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy

This programme – MAVA Leaders for Nature Academy, has been specifically designed for MAVA partners to combine leadership development with inter-generational exchange. It will equip the participants to lead more effectively within and beyond their organisations. Participants will:

  • increase their ability to lead and collaborate across boundaries
  • stretch their analytical and creative skills – by being exposed to a new approach to innovation
  • grow new networks – by connecting with diverse participants, contributors and speakers
  • explore how to apply what they have learned to their own leadership and in their organization
  • develop greater inter-generational understanding and cooperation
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Practical information

This programme is for both senior and young professionals from all MAVA direct and indirect partners, meaning any organisation that receives directly or indirectly funds from MAVA to implement their work.

It will be run by Common Purpose and Mowgli Mentoring, who we have chosen to work with because they are recognised and applauded experts in their respective fields, leadership development and mentoring.

To know more and apply, please click here.

Application deadline for 2018 edition is 3 May 2018 – midnight CET


  • Common Purpose
  • Mowgli Mentoring

Tackling the complex environmental and social challenges we now face, needs passionate, courageous and creative talent and leadership able to energise and reinvigorate conservation.

Nathalie Cadot, Programme Officer, Impact & Sustainability, MAVA


Today, effective conservation relies on integrated solutions that cover health, development and social justice as well as environment.

Working with existing initiatives that support social enterprise in our focal regions, we are investing in innovation by young leaders that reconciles environmental, social and economic objectives.

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Nathalie Cadot

Programme Officer, Impact & Sustainability

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