Provision of technical support to KAZA-TFCA to implement a socio-economic monitoring scheme
Hanns Kirchmeir, Susanne Glatz-Jorde, Michael Huber
From 2013 to 2014 E.C.O. carried out a socio-economic baseline study and developed a socio-economic monitoring and evaluation framework to assess for the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area, which extends over Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe and is the largest conservation area of the world. This should enable the management of the conservation area to assess and monitor its impact on local livelihoods. In 2015 the management has started for the first time to collect monitoring data. Subsequently, E.C.O. was commissioned to support this process and provide technical assistance for the collection, analysis and interpretation of the data by facilitating several workshops. Additionally, a database will be created to enabling simple data entry and analysis.