Chair: Ms Aruna Seepersadh, Director: Transfrontier Conservation Areas Unit, DEFF, South Africa
This session will delve into the importance of the 2002 Maputo Convention on Natural Resources for SADC TFCAs and introduce the concepts of Key Biodiversity Areas and OECMs to charter a more sustainable path for natural resource management at national and regional scales.
Chair: Prof. Patience Gandiwa, Executive Technical Advisor: Conventions and TFCAs, Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority
Moderator: Ms. Candice Stevens, Head: Innovative Funding and Policy, Wilderness Foundation
Chair: Mr. Piet Theron, International Coordinator, GLTFCA
Moderator: Ms Netsai Bollmann, Regional Senior Tourism Expert / Team Leader, AFC/GOPA, on behalf of SADC/GIZ Transboundary Use and Protection of Natural Resources
Chair: Mr Roland Vorwerk, Marketing Manager, Boundless Southern Africa
Moderator: Mr. Steve Collins, Livelihoods and Adaptation Advisor, USAID Resilient Waters
Chair: Ms. Sibongile Mavimbela, Senior Programme Officer (SPO) Environment and Climate Change, SADC Secreteriat
Moderator: Mr. Hlatshwayo Motseki, Technical Advisor Fisheries, SADC Secreteriat
Chair: Ms Naambo Josephine Iipinge, TFCA Coordinator, MET, Namibia
Moderator: Mr Simon Munthali, Chief Technical Advisor, USAID VukaNow
Chair: Mr Cornelio Miguel, TFCA Coordinator, Mozambique
Moderators: Prof. Dr. Edson Gandiwa, Dean, School of Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation, Chinhoyi University of Technology & Mr Micheal Murphree, Khetha Program Manager, WWF South Africa
Moderator: Dr. Clara Bocchino, SADC TFCA Network Coordinator
Moderators: Ms. Doreen Robinson, Chief of Wildlife, UNEP & Mr. Kule Chitepo, Chief Partnership Advisor, USAID Resilient Waters Programme
Moderator: Ms. Lisa Blanken, TFCA Network Advisor, SADC/GIZ Transboundary Use and Protection of Natural Resources Programme
Moderator: Dr. Nyambe Nyambe, Executive Director, KAZA TFCA
Chair: Ms. Deborah Kahatano, Senior Programme Officer (SPO) Natural Resource Management and Wildlife, SADC Secretariat
Operated by the private sector, the trail is a ground-breaking and entirely unique cross-border event that combines the best walking experience in Kruger National Park with a full day traditional cultural celebration in remote south eastern Zimbabwe, part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area.
Cycling through desert landscapes under a full moon. The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a unique environment for adventure sports activities, having beautiful mountainous scenery, a remote wilderness character and the presence of a major river within a desert environment.
The most unique mountain bike event in the world, the Nedbank Tour de Tuli provides cyclists with the life-changing opportunity of cycling along ancient elephant migration paths and unmanicured single track in some of the most beautiful wilderness areas in the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation Area, while at the same time making a contribution to secure a future for these areas and
The KAZA Golf Classic is a unique annual golf ensemble to celebrate, showcase and market the Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area, the largest TFCA in the world. It presents an unparalled sporting and networking opportunity to showcase leadership in conservation and regional tourism growth.
A 200km, five-day foot race from South Africa to Namibia through the ancient arid landscape of the /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.
A 92km, 3 day trail running safari experience through the culturally significant & wildlife rich bushveld of the Greater Mapungubwe Transfrontier Conservation area.
The new version of our MOOC on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace will be launched on 11 February on the SDG Academy Platform.
The Big Data Analytics and Transboundary Water Collaboration is a funding initiative comprising the SADC Groundwater Management Institute, the USAID Global Development Lab and Southern African Regional Mission, the South African Department for Science and Technology, IBM Africa Research Lab and the US Geological Survey, supported by the Sustainable Water Partnership.
Peace Parks are transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) that are formally dedicated to the protection and maintenance of biological diversity, and of natural and associated cultural resources, and to the promotion of peace and co-operation.