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Increasing Zimbabwe's exports of wildlife products

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Zimbabwe

This is the fifth in a series of AWEI Dialogues on: 

What’s next for Zimbabwe’s wildlife economy? 

In June 2019, the Government of Zimbabwe, along with the African Union and the United Nations Environment Programme, hosted Africa’s Wildlife Economy Summit at Victoria Falls. The Summit Report noted that it had “aimed at advancing political and community leadership, private sector know-how and financial resources for a new vision of pan-African conservation that delivers sustainable economic benefits to national governments and local communities.”

Three years on, what is the vision for Zimbabwe’s wildlife economy? How will key stakeholders – public, private, and community – be empowered and engaged? How will the wildlife economy deliver sustainable economic benefits and contribute to the country`s Gross Domestic Product? 

In support of this process, the African Wildlife Economy Institute (AWEI) in partnership with Oppenheimer Generations Research and Conservation (OGRC) is holding a series of Dialogues starting in May 2022 to explore opportunities for turning Zimbabwe’s wildlife economy into a key sector for sustainable and inclusive economic growth.

Agenda

A dialogue on:

Increasing Zimbabwe's exports of wildlife products

How can Zimbabwe grow its exports in wildlife goods and services?

Can it scale up Zimbabwe as a destination for wildlife tourism - photographic, fishing, hunting, and adventure holidays?

Beyond tourism, what are the opportunities for exporting live game, goods made from wild animals and plants, and ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration?

In particular, what are the opportunities to export wildlife products to other countries in Africa?

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Speakers

Francis Vorhies (Facilitator)
AWEI Director
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Speakers

Peter Makumbe
Research Manager, Shangani Holistic
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Kudzai S Mpakairi
Researcher, ALU School of Wildlife Conservation
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Steven Johnson 
Natural Resources Management Consultant
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Abisha Mapendembe [TBD]
Senior Programme Officer, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
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Max Gomera [TBD]
UNDP Resident Representative - Rwanda
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