CRI personnel have been asked to deliver a series of lectures on Cost-Benefit Analysis, for a course organized by the Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF), California, USA, who is working in partnership with the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment, Bhutan. The course is called Analysis of Infrastructure from a Conservation Economics Perspective, and runs from May 12 to May 16, 2014, in Bumthang, Bhutan.
The purpose is to familiarize professionals in Bhutan and general Himalayan region with the application of economic concepts to balance conservation initiatives with development of transportation and energy infrastructure.
The detailed course outline and objectives can be found here.
CSF’s mission is to sustain natural ecosystems and human communities through strategies powered by conservation economics. CRI has worked with the CSF in the past, contributing to their courses in Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, and California, USA, and also conducting impact analysis for projects such as a fishery in Canada.