2018 SADC TFCA Network Annual Meeting report

This document summarises the presentations and discussions held during the 2018 SADC TFCA Network Annual Meeting, hosted at the Southern African Wildlife College. 

2018 Khetha Programme Newsletter

The Khetha programme, funded by USAID Southern Africa and implemented through WWF-SA, has just released its first newsletter. 

One of the biggest drivers of rhino extinction is social inequality

A recent insightful South African report on the rhino crisis advocates that it is finally time to put theory into practice. Unless local communities on park borders are empowered, the fate of the rhino is bleak. 

Please find the article from the Daily Maverick, here

Peace Park Massive Online Open Course: February 2019

This card introduces the Massive Online Open Course on Peace Parks, created by the CBD and partially reviewed by Dr. Clara Bocchino. The Course will happen in February 2019!

Attend the launch if you are at the CBD meeting!

SADC TFCA M&E Framework

The SADC TFCA M&E Framework was created in response to the reporting needs of the SADC TFCA Unit on the Programme. 

It was written through a consultative process with M&E and TFCAs experts, validates by the Member States, approved by the SADC Wildlife Technical Committee and endorsed by the Ministers of the Member States in November 2017.

TFCAs M&E Situation Analysis Report

The first output of this project is a comprehensive review of existing legal mechanisms for M&E of Transboundary Conservation Initiatives (TCIs) and of existing frameworks and tools for M&E of TCIs. The analsys uses a Common Property Principle approach to frame Transboundary Natural Resources as common property, thus providing a set of relevant guidelines to create an M&E system that is cognisant of existing legal frameworks, tools and guidelines for the Southern African region, and the indicators thereof. 

SADC TFCAs M&E Framework Elements workshop report

During the 2017 SADC TFCAs Network Meeting, the Consultant tasked to produce the M&E framework for the SADC TFCAs programme held a workshop to discuss and agree on the contents, structure, and outcomes of the Framework. The participants to the workshop were primarily the members of the SADC TFCAs Steering Committee, the SADC TFCAs Focal Points and the members of the M&E Community of Practice. The discussion and outcomes of the workshop are presented in this report. 

TFCA Network Symposium 2016: Technical Report & Record

A three day Symposium entitled “Conservation, Collaboration and Management Support” was held from 4-6 July 2016 in Gaborone, Botswana under the auspices of the SADC TFCA Network with technical and financial support from GIZ, Frankfurt Zoological Society, Panthera, Peace Parks Foundation, African Wildlife Foundation and IUCN BIOPAMA. 104 participants from SADC Member States, conservation agencies, traditional leadership, ICPs, NGOs, and private sector from the region and beyond attended the symposium, which had the specific objectives to:

Abstract format and selection process

This document informs you on the format for abstracts and the selection process for the presenters.