Pathways conference – ‘Open the Door to Diverse Voices’
This year, Pride Lion Conservation Alliance was honoured to co-host the Pathways Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conference with Colorado State University, and our Director Amy Dickman was there to help organise it. The Conference was held in Limuru, Kenya, and the theme was ‘Open the Door to Diverse Voices’. It was a very different kind of conference, with particular emphasis on mindfulness, inclusion, and ensuring diversity in conservation discussions. The conference programme included yoga, meditation and dance alongside the traditional academic discussions and workshops, and was hugely enjoyable as well as informative.
The conference was formally opened by Kenya’s First Lady, Margaret Kenyatta, was featured on Kenyan television, and also included an impromptu and amazing dance by all 30 of the recent trainees on our African Women’s Conservation Leadership course! It was a great example of how conservation meetings can be inclusive and fun as well as inspiring.