Zambia Species Reintroduction Project
19 Feb 2020
Project milestone achieved
A major milestone was achieved in early 2019, with formal approval being received from the Permanent Secretary for the Zambian Ministry for Tourism, which the Department of National Parks and Wildlife sits under. The proposed Program finally has approval by both the Ministry and the Director of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife. Communications were initiated with partner Conservation Lower Zambezi, to identify the next steps. The next priorities were identified by S4W as:
- Partnership Review – securing a community partner and finalising partner agreements.
- Legal structure and Financial Management – finalising partner roles and responsibilities and bank accounts
- Fundraising Strategy – reviewing and updating the proposal for different donor types. S4W Executive Director’s Report FY19
- Communications Strategy and Reporting Structure – including an outline of how and when each partner will share information with different target audiences including other partners, stakeholders and the general public for fundraising.
- Budget Revision – checking current programs happening at the project site and revising activity costings.
S4W Executive Director K Leigh visited Zambia in August/September 2019 to progress the above items. Updates from the trip will follow in subsequent reports.
19 Feb 2020
This project seeks to enhance ecosystem function and improve biodiversity, through active management by restoring viable populations of flagship large mammal species. The project is being undertaken together with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife, not-for-profit Conservation Lower Zambezi, Imani Development and the program strategy development was supported by WWF-Zambia.