Wildlabs Women in Conservation Technology Programme 2024

Deadline: 19th of April, 2024.

For the 2024 Women in Conservation Technology Program, applications are now being accepted.As a budding conservationist, are you hoping to join a powerful network of female leaders in conservation and use modern technology in your work? Our Women in Conservation Technology Program is now accepting applications! Ten Tanzanian women in their early careers are being sought after to take part in a six-month program that consists of virtual training classes and two in-person seminars. You will leave these workshops with a basic understanding of how to use technology to solve urgent problems related to animal conservation.

Programme details:

Participants will attend two in-person workshops at the RISE field institute in the Serengeti. During the five-month interim between workshops, we will facilitate virtual skills building and professional development training. After completing the programme, participants will have ongoing opportunities to engage with their cohort, the Women in Conservation Technology alumni community, and broader networks of women and conservational professionals across East Africa.

The first workshop, scheduled for June 3-7 2024 (arrive June 2 and depart June 8), will offer a hands-on introduction to hardware and software tools currently used for wildlife monitoring, wildlife protection, and human-wildlife mitigation. Led by field experts, this workshop will also include leadership training and networking sessions where participants can connect with established female leaders in the East African conservation technology sector.


  • Up to ten participants will be funded for in-country travel and on-site accommodation during the two in-person workshops. Contributions to childcare costs during these sessions are possible.
  • Participants are required to attend the complete range of programme dates (workshop 1: June 2-8; workshop 2: December 3-7) and must submit a letter of support from their current supervisor acknowledging that the applicant has secured permission to attend both in-person and virtual trainings.
  • A certificate will be issued upon completion.


  • Applications are now open for ‘Women in Conservation Technology’, a six-month training programme for early career Tanzanian women.
  • Selected participants will explore technological solutions to regional conservation challenges.

This year, the Women in Conservation Technology programme is run in partnership by the Grumeti Fund’s Research and Innovation for the Serengeti Ecosystem (RISE), the WILDLABS Conservation Technology Community, and the international wildlife NGO, Fauna & Flora.


This programme is designed for early-career women in the conservation field. Applicants must:

  1. Be a Tanzanian national and identify as a woman.
  2. Be at least 18 years old and have completed a Diploma or B.Sc. in Wildlife Conservation, Forestry, Environmental Science, Zoology or a related area.
  3. Have less than three years of professional experience in the conservation field (not including time spent on education).
  4. Be passionate about conservation and curious about technology. Individuals with a demonstrated interest in securing a position as a research assistant, field programme staff, or pursuing an advanced degree related to conservation science are strongly encouraged to apply.
  5. Individuals already employed with a conservation organization are encouraged to apply, with the support of their supervisor.
  6. Be able to commit to both in-person workshops and participate in virtual programming

How to apply

Applicants must apply using this Google form and attach the following supplementary materials:

1. WILDLABS account username. If you don’t have an account yet, take the time to create one here 

2. Scanned copy of Diploma/B.Sc./M.Sc. certificates.

3. Copy of National Identification Card, Passport or valid Driver’s License.

4. CV/Resume (max 2 pages).

5. One letter of reference from a lecturer, employer, or mentor that can speak to your career aspirations and interests.

Guidance for reference letters – Referrers should clarify their relationship with the applicant in their letter and comment upon the applicant’s suitability for this position and how it would benefit their career goals. Please address the letter to RISE at Grumeti Fund

6. Signed permission from your current supervisor explicitly acknowledging permission to attend both in-person workshops (June 2-8 2024; Dec 3-7 2024) and to participate in virtual programming. Letters that do not include acknowledgement of specific dates will not be accepted.

Applications are due by midnight EAT on 19 April 2024. Successful applicants will be informed by early May 2024. For questions or inquiries, contact Victoria Mkessa at

For More Information:

Click here to apply Visit the Official Webpage of the WILDLABS Women in Conservation Technology Programme

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