The Future of Conservation

A month of exploration, celebration and forward-thinking! 

The Unearthodox Learning Festival, held throughout October 2023, showcased Unearthodox's three featured projects: The Future of Conservation NGOs, Digital Disruption and the Future of Conservation, and  The Future of Philanthropy for Biodiversity

Through a series of webinars, panel discussions, and publications, the Festival connected the different initiatives to provide a holistic overview of possible futures for conservation practices.

It provided a forum for networking and collaboration, where participants engaged with sector peers, defined practical steps, and nurtured innovative ideas.

The Festival included five online learning events.


1. Challenging 
the Conservation 

Date: 3 October 2023

In this session, participants engaged with winners of the Future of Conservation NGOs Innovation Challenge, learned about their processes and journeys, and heard how their ideas have systemic relevance for conservation organisations and the potential to spark transformative change.

2. Leveraging new
digital technologies for conservation impact

Date: 17 October 2023

This session showcased innovative projects that use Web 3.0 tools for conservation. The speakers shared their processes from idea to implementation, including why they chose a Web 3.0 tool as the best solution to their conservation problem.

3. Practical Digital Strategies for Conservationists

Date: 24 October 2023

In this session we hosted an interactive conversation on how to operationalise a digital strategy for conservation, how Web 3.0 impacts inclusivity, and what mindsets and cultures are needed to drive meaningful change.

4. Shaping the future
of giving

Date: 26 October 2023

In this session we explored how philanthropy impacts biodiversity conservation and how it can rebalance its power structures to become more inclusive and generate better outcomes for nature and people.

5. Implementing
diversity, equity
and inclusivity

Date: 31 October 2023

In this session we delved into practical aspects of diversity, equity and inclusivity. Together we uncovered actionable ideas: How can we operationalise diversity and inclusivity within conservation NGOs? What policies and approaches are needed? What do we need to do differently?

Want to get in touch?

Email the project team at  info@unearthodox.org
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