SADC TFCA and ICPs coordination process

The SADC TFCAs Forum for the International Cooperating Partners (ICPs) and Regional Programmes was started in June 2019 in response to the SADC TFCAs Network Sustainability Strategy with the objective of creating a platform for collaboration with the ICPs and other relevant regional programmes to support the activities of the Network.  This is an ongoing Forum. 

Development of GLTFCA Cross-border Tourism Products

The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA), a joint transboundary conservation initiative between Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe, presents itself with a unique opportunity to use tourism development as a vehicle to facilitate regional conservation based socio-economic development.  As such, the GLTFCA has identified a range of cross-border tourism products that can be developed within the context of the transboundary initiative and in partnership with a range of key stakeholders.  These products include transboundary wilderness trails, self-drive 4x4 trails, and the d

Mhlumeni Goba Community Tourism and Conservation Initiative (MG-CTCI)

The MG-CTCI was conceived in the context of the Eco Lubombo Program (ELP) and the development of the Lubombo Eco Trails.  The ELP is being implemented by the Lubombo Conservancy, and focuses on 1) the strengthening and expansion of the conservancy using a landscape approach and 2) the development of conservation and ecotourism partnerships with local communities and the private sector.  

Implementing wetland rehabilitation to respond to drought in the Maloti Drakensberg Transfrontier Focus Area

The main climate change issue now experienced in the MDTFCA is DROUGHT. The main impact of drought is the drying of the rivers, siltation in rivers, and reduced water supply. Reduced water is mainly caused by lower rainfall especially during dry seasons. Wetlands, which are a major source of water to strategic rivers in the MDTFCA are degraded, which compounds the problem of drought and thus they need to be rehabilitated.

The objective of the project is to:

Pilot project Climate Change Adaptation, Western Indian Ocean (WIO), Mauritius-Seychelles

Title: Engaging youth and community in coral reef restoration and beach monitoring

Project is twofold: implementation of adaptation measures (coral farming to replenish coral reefs e.g. involving schools and women community members in hands-on experience in Mauritius) and mitigation measures (involving a wider community – particularly school and women community members in sensitisation and adoption of measures to reduce carbon emissions which is the root cause of global warming which indirectly impacts on coastal areas/marine life)

Common Trade Market for Nyika, MaZa TFCA

In an effort to conserve Natural Resources in the Nyika TFCA, the communities living within the TFCA have been practicing a range of livelihood skills. However, agriculture is the mainstay of the area. The people from the two countries produce a variety of farm products but have no permanent market. The famers have to walk long distances looking for market or waiting for unscrupulous buyers called “brief case buyers”. This has deprived farmers of the actual value of the commodity. The Governments of Zambia and Malawi provide seasonal market for the products in the open grounds.

SADC Regional Training Programme on Integrated Fire Management (IFM)

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