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Wildlife Economy Colloquium

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12:00 SAST
Die Stal Alumni Clubhouse

Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch
South Africa


Call for abstracts! 

Would you like to present your research on Africa's wildlife economy in Africa? 

Please submit your abstract here.


Agenda

Hosted by the African Wildlife Economy Institute, Stellenbosch University

In partnership with Center for Conservation Social Sciences, Cornell University; ShareScreen Africa; and Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, University of Oxford (TBC)

The aim of the Wildlife Economy Colloquium is to bring together researchers, scholars, and experts to discuss their work on key issues regarding the development of a sustainable and inclusive wildlife economy, particularly with respect to Africa. 

All presenters and discussants will be in person on campus in Stellenbosch. There will also be limited seating for guests and the event will be streamed online so that others from around the continent and beyond can attend.  

Registration for in person and online participation will be open at a later date.


This is an indicative agenda clustering the presentations around AWEI's four priority research themes - wild policy, wild enterprise, wild meat, and wild standards. The final agenda will be shaped to best cluster the accepted papers for constructive panel discussions following the presentations. 

Mon 04 Nov – afternoon & evening

12:00 Registration and refreshments
12:30 Welcome and opening remarks

Session 1 Wild Policy

This session explores barriers and opportunities to enhancing policies, laws and regulations to support the Global Biodiversity Forum (GBF) targets to ensure the management, harvesting, use, and trade of wild species is sustainable, safe, legal, and beneficial to people taking note of developments such as African Continental Free Trade Area and the SARC wildlife-based economy framework

13:00 3 presentations followed by Q&A
14:30 Coffee
15:00 3 presentations followed by Q&A
16:30 Panel discussion on promising pathways
17:30  Reception

Tue 05 Nov – all day

08:00 Registration and refreshments

Session 2 Wild Enterprise

This session explores the potential for a diversification off wildlife-based and wildlife-friendly enterprise as an area-based measure for restoring and complex socio-ecological landscapes particularly with respect to the GBF target to conserve 20% of areas by 2030.

08:30 3 presentations followed by Q&A
10:00 Coffee
10:30 3 presentations followed by Q&A
12:00 Panel discussion on promising pathways
13:00 Lunch

Session 3 Wild Meat

The session explores the potential for developing a vibrant and sustainable wild meat sector across Africa taking note of the guidance provided by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity and the wild meat strategies of countries such as Tanzania, South Africa, and Zambia.

14:00 3 presentations followed by Q&A
15:30 Coffee
16:00 3 presentations followed by Q&A
17:30 Panel discussion on promising pathways
18:30  Dinner

Wed 06 Nov - morning

08:00

Registration and refreshments

Session 4 Wild Standards

CITES provides an internationally system for enable the sustainable and legal trade of products from endangered wild fauna and flora. Through voluntary standards and certification, there are opportunities to complement CITES by ensuring the sustainable and legal trade of products from non-endangered wildlife as well by providing assurance on other priorities such as safety and benefitting people.

08:30

3 presentations followed by Q&A

10:00

Coffee

10:30

3 presentations followed by Q&A

12:00

Panel discussion on promising pathways

13:00

Thank you and closing remarks

13:30

Refreshments
More info

Any questions? Please email us awei@sun.ac.za.