Zambia is rich in natural resources, with vast forests, wetlands, and diverse wildlife populations. Community-based natural resource management (CBNRM) is central to conservation and rural development in Zambia, in seeking to generate incentives and greater economic value for local communities from forests and wildlife. Important changes have taken place in Zambia in recent years, including the passage of the 2015 Forests Act, which provides new mechanisms for community forest management and is spurring establishment of community forests in different parts of the country. Policy reforms and field-level experiments are also creating potential opportunities in wildlife management and conservation approaches.
This webinar will provide an opportunity to learn about policy and legal reforms, and innovative efforts in the field, to advance CBNRM in Zambia. It will share findings from a new review produced by Maliasili and the USAID-funded Integrated Land and Resource Governance (ILRG) program, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy Africa Program. Speakers will include representatives from key government agencies and civil society organizations working on CBNRM in Zambia, including those implementing CBNRM in the field and working on policy reforms.
The Nature Conservancy Africa Program
Frankfurt Zoological Society
BioCarbon Partners (TBC)
Zambia National Community Resources
Wildlife Producers Association of Zambia