Practical solutions:Harnessing & enhancing capacity:Innovation:Co-produced knowledge:In a nutshellContactThe way we workCollaboratorsAdaptive management is a viable alternative to blueprints....yet is seldom implemented on the groundCARMa-AfrikaCARMa-Afrika is a collaboration of like-minded professionals and practitioners in the Global South who are developing innovative monitoring & adaptive management solutions - on the ground at local community level.CARMa enhances collective capacity in Africa for adaptive management - through learning by doing and sharing knowledge and tools about adaptive monitoring & evaluation. CARMa also facilitates learning through training courses, writing retreats and proposal development workshops. The CARMa-Afrika collaboratory is hosted by Nelson Mandela University's Sustainability Research Unit. Strategies and action plans are being co-created with individuals in NGOs, universities and community-based organizations across Africa.Capacity for adaptive resource management is available..Adaptive management models and tools exist..Science-based frameworks are abundant..The gapThe opportunity..but available capacities are not being harnessed..yet models and tools are often ineffective and outdated ..but collaboration and knowledge co-production is lackingLeading the way in practical adaptive resource managementCARMa-Afrika seeks innovative solutions for Africa's ecological future. Our work is anchored in evidence-based adaptive management, monitoring and evaluation that links communities, researchers and practitioners on the ground.Creating synergies, facilitating connections, sharing knowledge, learning togetherDeveloping & testing unique models and tools, grounded in local knowledge, practical experience, science and evidence Partnerships between local people and indigenous communities, scientists, professionals, authorities and policy makersCapacity for Adaptive Resource Management in