Past Events

14 November 2023 to 17 November 2023

This is the 2023 Annual Meeting of the SADC TFCA Network. The meeting was held  in Maputo from 14th to 17th November 2023.

1 February 2023 to 2 February 2023

SADC Secretriat kindly invites you to the Consultative Meeting on the Review of SADC Transfrontier Conservation Areas (TFCAs) Programme (2013) – Virtually, from 1st t 2nd February 2023, and please find attached the agenda of the meeting and ToR of the assignment. 

26 September 2022 to 28 September 2022

SADC Secretariat, in collaboratin with various partners is convening the next hybrid annual SADC TFCA Network on 26-28 September 2022 at the Premier Roodevalley Hotel in Pretoria, South Africa.

16 September 2022

Please submit your request to join the 2022 SADC TFCAs Annual Meeting online! 

The meeting will take place from 16 to 29 September 2022, and only people who have registered will receive the link to join the meeting on the Zoom platform.

12 October 2021 to 13 October 2021

The SADC TFCA Network took place from 12-13 October 2021. The TFCA Network meeting was devided over two mornings and open to all TFCA Network member from across the SADC region and beyond.

11 August 2021

IUCN ESARO will be hosting a series of virtual Question and Answer sessions to all organisations that are interested in submitting project concepts for funding by the SADC TFCA Financing Facility under the June Call for Concepts. The Q&A sessions p

19 May 2021

Entering the Next Level of Biodiversity Conservation
Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

4.30 p.m. CEST (duration one hour, Q&A for the press afterwards)

29 January 2021

Date: Jan. 29th 2021 14:00 – 16:00 EAT, 13:00-15:00 SAT
Platform: TEAMs, a link will be shared with participants prior to the webinar.

8 September 2020

Chair: Ms Aruna Seepersadh, Director: Transfrontier Conservation Areas Unit, DEFF, South Africa 

3 September 2020

This session will delve into the importance of the 2002 Maputo Convention on Natural Resources for SADC TFCAs and introduce the concepts of Key Biodiversity Areas and OECMs to charter a more sustainable path for natural resource management at national and regional scales.

1 September 2020

Chair: Prof. Patience Gandiwa, Executive Technical Advisor: Conventions and TFCAs, Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Authority

27 August 2020

Moderator: Ms. Candice Stevens, Head: Innovative Funding and Policy, Wilderness Foundation


25 August 2020

Chair: Mr. Piet Theron, International Coordinator, GLTFCA

20 August 2020

Moderator: Ms Netsai Bollmann, Regional Senior Tourism Expert / Team Leader, AFC/GOPA, on behalf of SADC/GIZ Transboundary Use and Protection of Natural Resources 

18 August 2020

Chair: Mr Roland Vorwerk, Marketing Manager, Boundless Southern Africa 

13 August 2020

Moderator: Mr. Steve Collins, Livelihoods and Adaptation Advisor, USAID Resilient Waters


11 August 2020

Chair: Ms. Sibongile Mavimbela, Senior Programme Officer (SPO) Environment and Climate Change, SADC Secreteriat 

6 August 2020

Moderator: Mr. Hlatshwayo Motseki, Technical Advisor Fisheries, SADC Secreteriat


4 August 2020

Chair: Ms Naambo Josephine Iipinge, TFCA Coordinator, MET, Namibia 

30 July 2020

Moderator: Mr Simon Munthali, Chief Technical Advisor, USAID VukaNow


28 July 2020

Chair: Mr Cornelio Miguel, TFCA Coordinator, Mozambique 

23 July 2020

Moderators: Prof. Dr. Edson Gandiwa, Dean, School of Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation, Chinhoyi University of Technology &  Mr Micheal Murphree, Khetha Program Manager, WWF South Africa

21 July 2020

Moderator: Dr. Clara Bocchino, SADC TFCA Network Coordinator 

16 July 2020

Moderators: Ms. Doreen Robinson, Chief of Wildlife, UNEP  & Mr. Kule Chitepo, Chief Partnership Advisor, USAID Resilient Waters Programme 


14 July 2020

Moderator: Ms. Lisa Blanken, TFCA Network Advisor, SADC/GIZ Transboundary Use and Protection of Natural Resources Programme 

9 July 2020

Moderator: Dr. Nyambe Nyambe, Executive Director, KAZA TFCA


7 July 2020

Chair: Ms. Deborah Kahatano, Senior Programme Officer (SPO) Natural Resource Management and Wildlife, SADC Secretariat

25 October 2019 to 28 October 2019

Operated by the private sector, the trail is a ground-breaking and entirely unique cross-border event that combines the best walking experience in Kruger National Park with a full day traditional cultural celebration in remote south eastern Zimbabwe, part of the Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area. 

10 September 2019 to 16 September 2019

Cycling through desert landscapes under a full moon. The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a unique environment for adventure sports activities, having beautiful mountainous scenery, a remote wilderness character and the presence of a major river within a desert environment.