5 countries – 1 goal
by Selina Treffner
E.C.O. in the world’s biggest conservation area
From March 18 to 23, E.C.O. has been to Katima Mulilo, Namibia, for a SocioEconomic-Monitoring Training in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA-TFCA).
In rural Africa, in the immediate hinterland of Zambezi, the managers of the world’s biggest conservation area had the possibility to test the tools for SE-Monitoring that E.C.O. had developed. In an intense training week, the monitoring tools have been applied and revised. The program manager and the five KAZA Liaison Officers of the participating countries Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, under the guidance of our colleague Susi, were conducting focus group interviews in the conservation area. The method has been very well accepted, also deep in the African villages.