Guest Contributor | Jul 3, 2019 | 0
Geingob attends the AU, UN Summit of the Africa Wildlife Economy in Zim
The President, HE, Hage Geingob departed for Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on Monday to take part in the inaugural African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) Summit of the Africa Wildlife Economy.
The summit is being held under the theme: “Communities for Conservation, Harnessing Conservation Tourism, and Supporting Governments”, according to the Presidency in a statement.
Namibia is lauded internationally for its outstanding efforts in nature conservation, best practices and groundbreaking initiatives in conservation.
The Presidency said the Victoria Summit will explore ways in which countries can scale up conservation related to the appreciation of wildlife and biodiversity to provide solutions for reducing human-wildlife conflict, fighting poverty, attract tourists and provide jobs amongst rural communities.
At the event the Africa Wildlife Initiative will be launched and will aim to contribute to profitable conservation and make it sustainable by unlocking financing and partnerships to help build a ‘nature-based economy’.