In 2014 the Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC) implemented one-week cross-border trainings in each of the following six (6) TFCAs: GLTP, Lubombo,Mapungubwe,Nyika, Maloti-D’berg and Chimanimani.
The trainings were demand-driven in that each training brought together a group of 10 to 12 stakeholders from different sectors who worked on a cross-border topic that was defined by them. Three (3) of the trainings were centred around cross-border law enforcement, and three (3) around cross-border CBNRM. All courses also focussed on improving cross-border collaboration and channels of communication.
The trainings turned out to be very successful in that they created a forum for stakeholders to work on commonly identified issues of concern. Some direct results were achieved. Moreover trust was built and working relations improved, thereby laying a foundation for ongoing cross-border engagement.
The trainings were funded by the German Government through the German International Cooperation (GIZ) to the amount of 930,000 ZAR.
Southern African Wildlife College (SAWC)
Dr Alan Gardiner (Head: Innovation & Development)
Landline: +27 (0) 15 793 7300
Cell: +27 (0) 82 327 4916