Support program for the development of the Ramsar Regional Initiative for Southern Africa

This new initiative created in 2020 brings together 12 out of the 16 member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

This initiative primarily aims to support countries in accession to the Ramsar Convention and seeks to initiate regional cooperation on wetlands, given the often transboundary nature of these ecosystems, to enable effective implementation of the Ramsar Convention and its strategic plans.

Currently, 5 countries are particularly proactive and leading within the initiative (South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia), and the establishment of regular dialogue among all contracting parties now appears necessary to initiate the working phase on terms of reference and the action plan for the initiative.

Encouraging the ongoing momentum around establishing the governance of the Regional Initiative, the French Biodiversity Office (OFB) supports and facilitates exchanges between member states in this key stage of the initiative’s development and construction process, leveraging the expertise and mobilization of NatureXpairs in organizational aspects.

Therefore, NatureXpairs supports the establishment of a robust governance framework as a prerequisite for resource mobilization, particularly financial resources, and for developing a roadmap and activity plan. Defining and implementing these elements will be a crucial next step for the initiative.

Funded by
NatureXpairs, the French Hub for Protected Areas & People
NatureXpairs, the French Hub for Protected Areas & People
NatureXpairs, the French Hub for Protected Areas & People
OFB
In support of
NatureXpairs, the French Hub for Protected Areas & People
The French Hub
for Protected Areas & People
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