A broad support framework for CBNRM activity is provided by the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT) and members of NACSO, the Namibian Association of CBNRM Support Organisations.
Three working groups provide technical expertise:
- the Natural Resources Working Group (NRWG),
- the Institutional Development Working Group (IDWG), and
- the Business, Enterprises and Livelihoods Working Group (BELWG).
These are flexible constellations of NACSO members and partners that pool experience and resources to provide effective support to conservancies, which are gazetted and fall under the legal responsibility of the MEFT.