PMTC (Zambia), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ecorys, is implementing this €1.5 million technical assistance project to support the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area.
In 2006 the Ministers of Environment and Tourism from Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to work together to promote the establishment of a Transfrontier Conservation Area known as the Kavango-Zambezi TFCA, abbreviated as the KAZA TFCA. The vision of the KAZA TFCA is “to establish a world-class Transfrontier Conservation Area and tourism destination in the Okavango and Zambezi River Basin regions within the context of sustainable development”.
PMTC is providing technical services to the Botswana Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism, who are the supervising authority for implementation of the KAZA TFCA initiative. With funding from KfW, PMTC are supporting the KAZA TFCA Secretariat address issues around: mitigating human-wildlife conflict; and ensuring that local communities have access to water and agricultural production, and are able to benefit from the sustainable use and management of natural resources in the KAZA TFCA.
Services provided include:
- Assistance with the development and implementation of the KAZA TFCA strategy;
- Technical and financial management, and assistance with procurement activities including infrastructure developments;
- Support to collaboration with stakeholders, and the development of cooperative economic opportunities;
- Development of joint resource use and business plans for the KAZA TFCA;
- Assistance with identifying and implementing stakeholder training and capacity building; and
- Oversight of grant aid support to CSOs and NSAs within the KAZA TFCA.