From 4 – 5 December 2014 in Swakopmund, Namibia, the United Nations University (UNU) Traditional Knowledge Initiative (TKI) co-hosted a Southern African workshop in conjunction with the non-governmental organisation Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC).
The objective of the workshop was to enable a broader audience of Southern African officials, scientists and non- government organisations to hear of outcomes from the successful Learning Exchange that immediately preceded the workshop and share information about their own fire management context and experience.
Approximately 30 participants attended including representatives from Angola, Australia, Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The Southern African workshop is an activity of the UNU TKI’s International Savanna Fire Management Initiative, supported by the Australian Government through its aid budget. The initiative aims to raise awareness globally of Australia’s experience in methodology based fire management and explore the feasibility of the approach as a tool for emissions reductions, biodiversity protection and creating sustainable livelihoods opportunities for indigenous and local communities in fire dependent landscapes globally.
Swakopmund Sands Hotel, Swakopmund, Namibia