30 September 2022
The Land and Natural Resources Governance Programme is one of ZELA’s five programmatic areas. One of the programme’s objectives is to build the capacity and raise awareness in communities on their rights to land and natural resources (wildlife, forests, water, biodiversity) management.
This week the organisation is in Binga, a District on the South-Eastern shore of Lake Kariba in the province of Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe where it is raising awareness amongst Ward and Village Environmental Management Committees on sustainable wildlife management. The purpose of the training is to build the capacity of the community members on sustainable wildlife management, wildlife crimes, impact of such crimes and the repercussions of committing such crimes.
The project which is being supported by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)s’ overall goal is to increase the capacity of communities, especially women, the youth and local level institutions to sustainably use and manage natural resources. The sustainable wildlife management training is a step towards empowering communities on how they can sustainably utilize their natural resources and in the process improve their livelihoods.