apac

AWEI at APAC (Africa Protected Areas Congress)

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Kigali Convention Centre

Kigali
Rwanda

The overarching objective of the IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress (APAC) is to position Africa protected and conserved areas within the broader goals of economic development and community well-being and to increase the understanding of vital role parks play in conserving biodiversity and delivering the ecosystem services that underpin human welfare and livelihoods.

AWEI is very much looking forward to APAC! In partnership with Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation, we are hosting several events and participating in many others. 

The wildlife economy is hot topic at the Congress as it connects many sustainability dots at the landscape level - biodiversity conservation, climate resilience, sustainable livelihoods, and community well-being. We very much look forward to engaging with you there!

Agenda

Join us on a Wildlife Economy Journey through APAC!

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More info on AWEI's activities at APAC

- Presentations - Now available online! - See below for 9 AWEI session presentations.


Tue 19 July
16:00-18:00
KCC Resilience and Sustainability Pavilion

Panel Session: A pan-African dialogue on wildlife economy and sustainable use

Game Meat Industry

  • Co-organised by the IUCN Sustainable Use and Livelihoods Specialist Group and the African Leadership University
     
  • Presenting a broad overview of what wildlife economy is, what it means and why its important.
     
  • Perspectives and experiences given from South Africa, Kenya, Uganda and the Congo Basin and different wildlife economy sectors.
     
  • Dr Francis Vorhies, AWEI Director, presenting South Africa's biodiversity economy strategy and key components including the game meat industry
    Presentation
     
  • Panel discussion

Wed 20 Jul
08:30-12:00
KCC Room AD2 (limited places)

Training session: Practical Approaches to Conservation, Communities & Enterprise

Practical approaches to conservation, communities & enterprise


Wed, 20 Jul
13:00-14:00
KCC South Pole Pavilion

Talk: Mangrove carbon opportunities across Africa

Mangrove Carbon Africa


Thu 21 Jul
09:30-10:00
KCC WWF Pavilion

Panel Discussion: Mobilizing private finance in scaling up sustainable community enterprises to support protected area viability

Mobilizing Private Finance


Thu 21 Jul
10:30-12:00
KCC Room AD1 (limited places)

Workshop: Restoring mangroves to mitigate climate change & enhance livelihoods

Restoring Mangroves

  • Welcome
     
  • Facilitator: Reinhard Nyandire, AWEI Research Fellow
     
  • Workshop overview and two projects - Senegal and Kenya
    Dr Francis Vorhies, AWEI Director
    - Presentation
     
  • Mangrove carbon Credit development potential in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: Opportunities, challenges and way forward
    Dr Babatunde Adeleke, WILDTRUST Sustainable Financing Developer
    - Presentation
     
  • Opportunities for mangrove carbon projects in Tanzania
    Dr Elinasi Monga, IUCN Coastal and Ocean Resilience Program Manager, IUCN
    - Presentation
     
  • Blue carbon: An opportunity for marine ecosystem conservation
    Dr Antonio Guiso, South Pole & Carbon Sink
    - Presentation
     
  • Interactive panel discussion on scaling up mangrove carbon
     
  • Thank you

Thu 21 Jul
18:00-20:00
KCC Room T2 (only 12 places)

Café: How conservation enterprises enhance conservation, climate, community, & benefits in PAs - Research & Training Priorities

Training Needs

  • A roundtable discussion on research & training needs for developing and managing conservation enterprises in protected areas.

 

 

More info

AWEI’s Wildlife Economy Journey through APAC

TIME

ROOM

EVENT

MONDAY 18TH JULY

16:00-17:30

Auditorium

 

Official Opening

 

18:00-20:00

KCC

 

GoR, AWF & IUCN Reception

 

TUESDAY 19TH JULY

08:30-10:00

Auditorium

Plenary: Leadership Dialogue: Challenges & Opportunities of Protected & Conserved Areas: to set the scene.

10:30-12:00

Auditorium

Plenary: Introducing APAC Streams & Themes – Addressing the challenges & making the “pitch”

12:00-14:00

KCC

Networking

14:00-15:30

T3

Workshop: CBNRM enhances ownership to manage resources, reduce burdens, & enhance livelihoods
(MWAMBAO Coastal Community Network Tanzania)

16:00-18:00

Sustainability Pavilion

Panel Session: Wildlife Economy
(IUCN SULi and ALU)

WEDNESDAY 20TH JULY

08:30-12:00

AD2

Training Campus: Practical Approaches to Conservation, Communities & Enterprise
(AWEI)

13:00-14:00

South Pole Pavilion

Talk: Mangrove carbon opportunities across Africa
(AWEI)

14:00-15:30

AD2

Training Campus: Capacity-building for policymakers & conservationists on use of economics to identify solutions for a healthy strong economy & safeguard the environment [Part 1]
(CSF)

16:00-17:30

AD11

Workshop: Conservation & development not mutually exclusive. Unlocking & diversifying Africa’s wildlife economy provides benefits at local & national levels
(AWF & ALU)

18:00-20:00

MH1

Clinic: Learn about the EU-AU NaturAfrica initiative for conservation & development in key landscapes of Africa
(European Commission)

THURSDAY 21ST JULY

09:30-10:30

WWF Pavilion

Panel Discussion: Mobilizing private finance in scaling up sustainable community enterprises to support protected area viability

10:30-12:00

AD1

Workshop: Restoring mangroves to mitigate climate change & enhance livelihoods
(AWEI)

12:00-14:00

AD4

Workshop: Re-evaluate how PAs & tourism can be managed in disasters, through restructuring conservation through collaboration, engagement & technology.
(Zim Parks)

14:00-17:30

MH1

Cross Cutting Theme 5: Show me the money: Sustainable Financing for PCAs in Africa

18:00-20:00

 

Café: How conservation enterprises enhance conservation, climate, community, & benefits in PAs – Research & Training Priorities
(AWEI)

FRIDAY 22ND JULY

08:30-10:00

AD3

Clinic: Insights into knowledge products developed in the Sustainable Wildlife Economies Project & the process of developing a voluntary, market-driven Wildlife Economy Certification Scheme in South Africa
(SANBI)

10:30-12:00

MH1

Cross Cutting Theme 5: Tools for Innovative Financing to secure Africa’s biodiverse land & seascapes

12:00-14:00

AD1

Clinic: LMMA rights empower them to be in charge of NRM & effective measures: MIHARI, Mwambao & COMRED enhance LMMAs’ improve legal framework
(MIHARI Network)

14:00-15:30

Radisson Blu Room

Clinic: Women-led Locally Managed Marine Areas for octopus, spearheading local fisheries management & strengthening social cohesion along the Kenyan coast
(FFI)

16:00-17:30

AD3

Clinic: Unsustainable wood harvesting in Namibia impacts wood sector: Value & opportunities of NTFP’s in Community Forests in NE Namibia & the Windmill methodology
(NNF)

18:00-20:00

T3

Café: Greater Kruger Strategic Development Programme (GKSDP) to unlock development & secure ecological health of landscapes to ensure sustainable use, is a framework to guide decision making, & seeks to improve management with inclusive, transformative social compact with stakeholders
(SANParks)

SATURDAY 23RD JULY

08:30-10:00

AD2

Clinic: Demonstrate ABS to local livelihoods & conservation; showcase practice, share lessons. An incentive to conservation & sustainable management of African parks
(Wildlife Research & Training Institute, Kenya)

10:30-12:00

T1

Workshop: Trophy hunting contribute to finance PCAs: Ecological, social & economic impacts of trophy
(IUCN SULi)

12:00-14:00

T2

Clinic: Lion Carbon to protect wildlife from Zambezi to Luangwa & improved livelihoods
(BioCarbon)

14:00-17:00

Auditorium

Closing Plenary and Report Back