Five training institutes from the SADC-region have come together in a innovative effort to combine their expertise and develop and pilot an 'Integrated Fire Management (IFM)' - training programme for the SADC-region. The institutes are
The project idea is based on the understanding that fire management needs to be integrated in terms of its management approach, such as that the different disciplines/stakeholders/authoritiies collaborate in an integrated fashion, in order to be effective.
The programme, as it stands now, is made up of four modules. Two modules already exist and are being offered. These are the technical fire management course that is offered by WoF, and the GIS-course that is offered by MESA SADC - THEMA.
Two new modules are developed collaboratively by the institutes: 1) Integrated Fire Management, and 2) Community-based Fire Management. Both modules will be piloted between 23 February and 06 March 2015 at CAWM, Mweka, Tanzania.
11 individuals from 7 TFCAs participated in a 30-day long technical fire management training in Dewetsdorp, South Africa in October 2014.
Beyond the development and piloting of the training, an important objective of the project is also to support Tanzania's departments to evolve into centre for IFM-training. Several components are in-built into the programme to facilitate this process and build capacity amongst the Tanzanian partners.
The project is funded by the German Government through the German International Cooperation (GIZ) to the amount of 200,000 Euro.
Les Noko Ashley (SAWC Project Manager)
+27 (0)82 331 9152
Contact Details of the Five (5) Collaborating Training Institutes:
College Of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, Tanzania
Alex W. Kisingo (Senior Lecturer, CAWM IFM-Project Focal Person)
Tel:+255 272 756451
Fax: +255 272 756414
Mobile:+255 786 957699
Forestry Training Institute, Olmotonyi, Tanzania
Samwel Mawinda (FTI IFM Project Focal Person)
+255 27 2509637 / +255 754018125
Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC), South Africa
Dr Alan Gardiner (Head: Innovation & Development)
+27 (0) 15 793 7309
+27 (0)82 327 4916
John Isaac Molefe (Senior Thematic Expert)
P.O. Box 10100∙ Gaborone, Botswana ∙
Tel (+267) 361 2246 ∙ Fax (+267) 3936817
Cell(+267 71633407) . Skype molefeji
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Fred Favard (Managing Director)
Landline: +27 (0)13 744 9328; +27 (0)13 744 9411
Cell: +27 (0)82 457 1867