March 31st, Lusaka, Zambia – Some 30 participants comprising local community, civil society, government and ICCA Consortium representatives gathered for an ICCA National Workshop co-convened by the Zambia Community Based Natural Resources Management Forum, GEF SGP Zambia and the ICCA Consortium.
After sharing information on ICCAs in general and on the history and conditions related to ICCAs in the country, the participants focused on the situation of ICCAs in four defined Zambian regions: 1) Western and North-western, 2) Copper belt, Central and Southern provinces, 3) Lusaka and Eastern provinces and 4) Northern, Muchinga and Luapula provinces.
From that situational analysis, the necessity to formalize a Zambian Working group on ICCA arose. It was also clear that there is a need to guide relevant custodian communities to identify the kind of support they need to strengthen their ICCAs. In this context, the ICCA Global Support Initiative will be able to provide assistance to emblematic ICCAs. The CBNRM will serve as the catalytic organisation in Zambia, as foreseen by the current project agreement with GEF SGP.
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