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Launch of the Big Data Analytics and Transboundary Water Collaboration Southern Africa

The Big Data Analytics and Transboundary Water Collaboration is a funding initiative comprising the SADC Groundwater Management Institute, the USAID Global Development Lab and Southern African Regional Mission, the South African Department for Science and Technology, IBM Africa Research Lab and the US Geological Survey, supported by the Sustainable Water Partnership. 

The Collaboration shall introduce the 4 funded projects seeking to support decision-making on groudwater in transboundary aquifers, and launch its Community of Practice. 

See the programme attached. 

2018 Annual SADC TFCAs Network Meeting

The Annual SADC TFCAs Network Meeting is coming up!

This year, it will be hosted by the Southern African Wildlife College (South Africa) and the topics will range from the changing donor landscape of our region to the role of co-management in Protected Areas management.

A special intervention is from the Senior Biodiversity Specialist (Programs Unit) of The World Bank, who is going to have a special session on the GEF 7 program, its attention to supporting widlife activities in Southern Africa and the procedure to obtain funding.

14th COP meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Please follow the link to get more information on the meeting, including the agenda, the venue and the sponsorship opportunities.


Presentation of the Draft M&E Framework for the SADC TFCAs Programme to the WTC

The final stage of the project to draft the M&E Framework for the SADC TFCAs Programme was the presentation of the revised document to the SADC Wildlife Technical Committee. This was done in Johannesburg on 30 October 2017. 

201711 SADC TFCAs T&CaB CoP meeting

The SADC TFCAs T&CaB CoP held a face-to-face meeting in November 2017 to discuss the vision and mission of the group, as well as to brainstorm on objectives and future activities. The document session contains both the Agenda and the Minutes of the Meeting, as finalised by the Secretariat. 


TFCA Network Meeting 2017

The objective of this meeting is to review progress towards the implementation of the SADC TFCA Programme. The meeting will also provide an opportunity for a one-day workshop on the establishment of the TFCA Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework, for incorporation into the broader SADC M&E Framework.

TFCA Network SC meeting

The Steering Committee is invited to provide guidance on the conceptualization of this Conference. An important issue that we would like to discuss is the strengthening of cross-sectoral engagement in SADC TFCAs.

Additionally we propose to discuss other matters, including the upcoming ITB Conference in Berlin, a TFCA Network meeting from 22-24 March 2017, an update on IUCN BIOPAMA Phase II and the development of SADC TFCA Guidelines.

Improving Protected Area Governance for Livelihood Security and Biodiversity in Southern Africa

A High Level Dialogue

Objectives and Expected Outcomes

  • Take stock of status of protected area governance in southern Africa
  • Share lessons learned and best practices from the region (and beyond)
  • Identify opportunities and challenges for strengthening protected area governance for livelihood security and biodiversity conservation
  • Develop recommendations for priority action incorporated into a Statement to the 6th World Parks Congress, which takes place in Sydney, Australia from the 12th to the 19th of November 2014