SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 21, February 2017 - Page 81

these challenges, the Kariba REDD+ project has managed to become an example on how communities and the private sector can work together, creating real impacts on a large scale within Africa’s poorest communities: it directly supports the Sustainable Development Goals by, among others, protecting the environment, improving infrastructure, ensuring healthier lives, and empowering women by creating livelihood opportunities for them in agriculture, education and project management.

How could your example be transferred to another protected area and how could your experience be shared with others?

With sufficient finance and recognition, the Kariba REDD+ project activity can be replicated in and outside of Zimbabwe. There are many regions where communities and sustainability professionals could work together on the sustainable management of forests for green growth and eradication of hunger and poverty. The project has the ability to integrate into subnational, national or even international REDD+ and Payment for Environmental Services schemes, once it receives sufficient economic backing.

This LT&C-Example is authorised by Alexander Quarles van Ufford, Carbon & Renewable Energy Manager, South Pole Group. For more information contact him, explore the website of the Kariba project or look at the Kariba REDD+ project fact sheet: Project_Information-990

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