ESO is committed to training Omani graduates in conservation strategies, community engagement and NGO management.
In 2010, due to a lack of Omanis in the field of environment within the country, it was agreed by the ESO Board that a central part of ESO’s mandate would be to hire and train Omani graduates in conservation strategies, community engagement and NGO management, giving them an opportunity to pursue a career with ESO or take on environmental roles in the public or private sector.
Since 2010, ESO has successfully trained 17 young Omanis, some of whom are still with ESO and some who have gone on to work in both the public or private sector, spreading their knowledge and experience.
Many graduates of this programme support ESO as members or volunteers and continue to be environmental ambassadors for Oman.
Cetacean Capacity Building Programme
We also operate a dedicated capacity building programme to build the local capacity for cetacean research and conservation. With funding provided by HSBC Oman, the course provides candidates with opportunities to learn about cetacean biology, ecology, research methodology and protocols, photo-identification, data collection, and communication. It will also allow them to build a network of contacts that will provide exposure to progress further in science or science communication. This programme is available to ESO staff but also external candidates who demonstrate both an interest and capacity to work long-term in this field.
We would like to thank our current Capacity Building partners for supporting our efforts to build the next generation of Oman’s environmental sector.