Anglophone Africa Subregional Workshop on the Review of and Capacity-Building for the Implementation of the Programme of Work on Protected Areas under the Convention on Biological Diversity

13-16 August 2007 | Cape Town, South Africa

Summary report



Sunday, 19 August 2007

Daily Highlights
Daily web coverage:
Monday, 13 August 2007 - Tuesday, 14 August 2007 - Wednesday, 15 August 2007 - Thursday, 16 August 2007

The Workshop continued on Tuesday with technical sessions addressing two remaining areas of a Master Planning Matrix, namely, protected area management effectiveness assessment and sustainable finance. In the morning, participants heard presentations on protected area management effectiveness evaluation and case studies from South Africa, Rwanda and Finland. Following interactive sessions to assess country-level evaluations, participants convened in country groups to discuss the status, obstacles and challenges, next steps and support needed for increasing the effectiveness of protected area management.

In the afternoon, participants heard presentations on sustainable financial planning and mechanisms, and case studies from Madagascar, including on the establishment of a Trust Fund for protected areas, and engaged in an interactive session where they completed a matrix on options for sustainable financing. During ensuing country group discussions, many participants noted limited progress towards establishing sustainable financing and identified next steps including exploring sustainable finance options and forming stronger links with experts.

Gerald Steindlegger, Forest Policy Officer, WWF, emphasized the need for implementation measures following evaluation of protected area management effectiveness.

Fidel Ruzigandekwe, Director of Conservation, Rwanda Wildlife Agency, highlighted Rwanda’s historical transition of biodiversity conservation.

Léon Rajaobelina, Regional Vice President, CI, explained that Madagascar will assign 8% of its agreed foreign debt cancellation to protected areas.

Vololona Randriamampianina, Director of Planning and Prospecting, Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests, Madagascar, introduced two case studies.

L-R: Tienie Mushavanga, Kyaramacan Association, Namibia and Donovan van der Heyden, Houtbay Traditional Fishers Committee, South Africa.

Country Group Three participants.

Ted Kamoto, Assistant Director of Forestry, Malawi, and James Seyan, General Manager of the National Herbarium and Botanical Gardens, Malawi.

Representatives from Country Group One discuss sustainable finance planning and mechanisms.

Daily web coverage:
Monday, 13 August 2007 - Tuesday, 14 August 2007 - Wednesday, 15 August 2007 - Thursday, 16 August 2007
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