KAVANGO ZAMBEZI

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TRANSFRONTIER CONSERVATION AREA (KAZA TFCA)

 

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The Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation area (KAZA TFCA) is hosting a State of KAZA Symposium from 31 October to 2 November 2016 in Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. KAZA TFCA is Africa’s largest conservation landscape and the world’s largest transfrontier conservation initiative joining areas of five countries: Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, which have entered into a partnership to conserve biodiversity at scale using nature-based tourism as the engine for rural economic growth and development.

The five partner countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 7 December 2006 at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and five years later the KAZA Treaty was signed in Luanda, Angola on 18 August 2011. The TFCA is supported by a Secretariat based in Botswana, and conservation NGOs. The State of KAZA Symposium is therefore a celebration of success in conservation collaboration across African borders, as well as an opportunity to assess progress and challenges.

The Symposium is a stepping stone towards the production of a State of KAZA Report, which will provides an opportunity for the KAZA partner countries to look back on their commitment 10 years ago when they signed the KAZA MOU. The Symposium will evaluate the progress and achievements to date, share lessons, as well as provide strategies for addressing gaps and challenges, and for replicating success stories. The Symposium will bring together governments, traditional authorities, transboundary natural resource forums, conservation and development NGOs, conservation biologists and other scientists to share experiences, learn from each other and map a way forward for integrated conservation and sustainable development in the KAZA TFCA as an economic option for the region integration and development.

Additional Info

  • Event Start: Thursday, 28 September 2017
  • Event End: Monday, 02 October 2017
  • Location: Victoria Falls Safari Lodge
  • Time: From 10:00 to 17:00 every day
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