Earlier this month, a team of environmental statisticians and biologists from the University of St Andrews (UK), including Tilen Genov from Morigenos, held a 4-day course in statistical modelling at the Namibia University of Science and Technology, Windhoek, Namibia. The aim of the workshop was to increase capacity and build data analysis expertise in African countries. The instructors received no payment to teach, so the course could be provided to participants at extremely low cost. The workshop was attended by about 60 participants from various African countries that work on important African wildlife and ecosystems such as elephants, lions, leopards, giraffes, oryx, cetaceans, bushland, desert, savanna, etc. With the newly acquired knowledge, the participants will be able to make better use of their data and contribute to a better collective knowledge and conservation of African nature.