Nelson Mandela University’s CARMa-Afrika program has signed ‘principles of collaboration’ with Worldwide Fund for Nature (Germany), Peace Parks Foundation, Kavango-Zambezi (KAZA) TFCA Secretariat, University of Namibia, the Research Platform – Production and Conservation in Partnership and University of Bonn’s Future Rural Africa Collaborative Research Center to:

  • Promote harmonized monitoring and research activities throughout the Kavango Zambezi (KAZA) Transfrontier Conservation Area within the framework of the KAZA Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system
  • Establish a KAZA wide community-based livelihoods monitoring system
  • Conduct applied collaborative research for everyone’s benefit through mutual support, learning and innovation.

Most importantly, the spirit of this collaboration is to harness and strengthen intra-African capacity for evidence-based conservation and development.