A broad support framework for CBNRM activity is provided by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) 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 MET.

NACSO strategy meeting
NACSO strategy meeting

Three pillars of community conservation in Namibia

Natural resource management

Natural resource management

Innovative resource management enables biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of wildlife and plant resources.

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Community conservation governance

Community conservation governance

Good governance creates the basis for resource management and the equitable distribution of returns.

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Institutional development

Business, enterprises and livelihoods

Incentive-based conservation approaches enable an expanding range of rural livelihood options.

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This page was last updated on: 9th December 2019