Institutionalize cascaded transboundary, inter-agency joint law enforcement governance in KAZA to decrease the poaching and trafficking of priority at-risk wildlife (+ Customs Phase 2)

US Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), Dutch Postcode Lottery, Reinet Foundation
KAZA Secretariat, Karen Nott Educational Services, Southern African Wildlife College, Swedish Defence University, TRAFFIC

The project aims to support and capacitate multi-agency, joint law enforcement coordination structures within the KAZA TRFCA.

Activities include:

- Support to the operations of the KAZA Safety and Security Working Group
- Conduct an independent study of wildlife crime within KAZA, with a focus on illegal wildlife trade dynamics including the provision of bi-annual updates to the SSWG
- Conduct a case study of various joint security models and production of a cascaded legal framework for the TFCA and then roll it out using the Kwando Wildlife Dispersal Area (WDA) as a pilot area.
- Review and update the Kwando WDA strategic Law Enforcement Plan and associated Standard Operating Procedures.
- Support and enhance joint law enforcement coordination capacity within KAZA and support the conduction of joint law enforcement operations within the WDA.
-  Conduct joint interagency, transnational IWT law enforcement (IWT Transit) training and information sharing workshops
- Enhance and domesticate CITES Customs enforcement Standard Operating Procedure for the 5 KAZA Partner States, enhance the associated training curriculum and undertake training for customs and frontline law enforcement staff on the domesticated SOPs.

HQ of the Initiative: 
Stellenbosch, South Africa
2020 to 2022
Is the timeframe likely to be extended?: 
Elaborate on likelihood to extend: 
COVID-19 related delays may require an extension
Thematic Focus: 
Policy & Leg frameworks, NR Protect & Mgt
1st Contact Name: 
Doug Gillings
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2nd Contact Name: 
Gillian Rhodes
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