The Republic of Angola covers 1,247,000 km² in the western region of Southern Africa.  It is the second largest country south of the Sahara after the Democratic Republic of Congo. The countrycontains six major geomorphologic areas: Coastal area, marginal mountain chains, the old tableland, Zaire basin and the basins of the Zambezi and Cubango. Angola has two seasons, the rainy and dry (cacimbo) seasons, with an average annual rainfall of 400 mm and lowest and highest average temperatures at 18˚C and 35 ˚C respectively.

Angola’s population is estimated at 17,992,000 (latest census). The official language is Portuguese, with approximately 100 different ethnic languages spoken, of which Umbundu, Kimbundu, Kikongo, Tchokwe and Ovambo are the dominant national languages. Luanda is the capital city; other main towns, all offering varied potential for investors looking for new business opportunities include: Cabinda, Benguela, Huambo, Lobito, Lubango and Namibe. Angola gained independence from Portugal in 1975. Following this, a civil war engulfed the country, with a government of national unity being installed in 1997. The president is the Head of State.

The oil industry is presently the backbone of the economy. Oil and fishing are the main sectors that have attracted foreign investment in recent years. The upstream oil industry is the country’s major source of foreign exchange, and oil production and its supporting activities contribute about half of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and 90% of exports. Angola’s economy has been devastated by decades of civil war, which negatively impacted sectors such as the agriculture, iron mining and diamonds.

Although the development of the tourism sector has not yet begun in earnest, Angola has significant tourism potential, with tropical climate, beaches, mountains, wildlife and many cultural attractions. Once such example is Kissama National Park, located about 75 km from Luanda, which includes a wide variety of wildlife.

Dignity Landscape KAZA Project

Support "living landscape" initiative where people and livestock are part of conservation solutions.

Development of Luengue-Luiana and Mavinga National Parks

1) Develop a strong governance structure, 2) improve basic infrastructure, 3) anti-poaching, 4) re-wilding, 5) implementation of alternative livelihoods, 6) develop a tourism product

WWF in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area

Delivering on WWF’s goal of KAZA of ‘A connected, climate resilient, economically viable conservation landscape for people and nature’ ís built on three pillars. These are to: 1) Protect KAZA’s key biodiversity assets through securing ecologically connected landscapes with diverse, healthy, resilient ecosystems; 2) Improve the governance and management of natural resources through empowered and resilient rural communities; and 3) Unlocking the economic value through a viable, sustainable regional economy supported by an environmentally sensitive regional planning.

Monitoring and Evaluation Support Programme

1) Develop the KAZA Indicator Framework, 2) Technical assistance to the KAZA Secretariat, 3) Development of the online tool, 4) Online tool maintenance, 5) Socio-economic survey planning

Conservation Agriculture, Combating Wildlife Crime, Fresh Water Management, Covid-19 Package Programs

1- Conservation Agriculture, 2 - Combating Wildilife Crime Programe, 3 - Kwandu Fresh Water Management, 4 - Kwando Wildife Corridor Management, 5- Routes Cleaning, 6- Relief Comunity Programe through Convid -19 Packedge and 7-Parks Logistics Management

Combating Wildlife Crime in Namibia and Kavango Zambezi Area Project (CWCP)

The Combatting Wildlife Crime in Namibia and Kavango Zambezi Area Project, hereafter referred to as the CWCP (Combatting Wildlife Crime Project), seeks to counter growing threats from transnational wildlife crime to globally important populations of rhino and elephant found in northwest Namibia and project sites in the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA). CWCP is a multi-country, multi-partner initiative being implemented by a Consortium of 11 organizations, with WWF in Namibia providing the lead management and coordination role.

AHEAD Program (multifaceted technical assistance on challenges at the livestock / wildlife interface)

Our work is focused on promoting sectorally integrative land-use policy and practice in KAZA. Across much of KAZA, the conservation of wildlife is often in conflict with livestock production; infectious agents that can be carried by wild animals, particularly foot and mouth disease viruses, have made it difficult or impossible for beef farmers to enter the world market, due to restrictions based on the livestock’s proximity to wildlife. However, the current solution—vast fencing to separate livestock and wildlife—interrupts wild animal migration pathways and endangers population survival.

USAID Funded Combating Wildlife Crime Program

Community Development, Anti-Poaching, Improved Prosecution, Improved Communication and Cooperation, Understanding the dynamics of poaching.