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SADC TFCA network Martin Leinweber


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A presentation made on the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA) Network and communication portal, by Martin Leinweber of GiZ

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SADC TFCA network Martin Leinweber

  1. 1. Page 1 SADC TFCA Network
  2. 2. Page 2 Rationale for TFCA Network : • Inspired by the SADC TFCA Programme (2013): • Component 4: Establishment of Data and Knowledge Management Systems • Information exchange, learning and innovation network which facilitates the gathering, processing and dissemination of TFCA related information
  3. 3. Page 3 Purpose of SADC TFCA Network: To overcome TFCA challenges through shared learning, knowledge management and collaboration Key Functions of the TFCA Network 1. Knowledge sharing 2. Content discussion 3. Resource mobilisation 4. Facilitate face to face meetings
  4. 4. Page 4 Value Added of Network for SADC TFCAs • Finding common solutions to common challenges • Sharing experiences • Developing a regional repository of TFCA related information • Enabling peer review and feedback • Developing linkages with TFCA stakeholder groups • Strengthening collaboration and relationships • Conducting field visits to enhance understanding of local contexts • Facilitating empowerment at the level of the TFCA
  5. 5. Page 5 Membership & Governance: à SADC TFCA network is steered by MS à Steering Committee to provide strategic guidance & report & advise SADC TC on Wildlife on key recommendations & network activities: one representative per SADC MS à General Membership: open to diverse TFCA stakeholders and practitioners, such as civil society, private sector, international cooperating partners and other government agencies
  6. 6. 1.TFCA Portal - • Currently 111 SADC TFCA practitioners • Regional repository for documents, fotos and videos on TFCAs • People‘s database • Event calender • Online discussion fora: currently online discussions on Free movement of wildlife across TFCAs: Moving from theory to practise Page 6 10/09/2014
  7. 7. 10/09/2014 Page 7
  8. 8. Page 8 Document repository 10/09/2014
  9. 9. Page 9 TFCA specific Information 10/09/2014
  10. 10. Page 10 People Directory 10/09/2014
  11. 11. 10/09/2014 Page 11
  12. 12. Page 12 Facillitated Online Discussions 10/09/2014
  13. 13. Page 13 Becoming a TFCA Network member: 10/09/2014
  14. 14. Page 14 Go and apply under: Thank you! 10/09/2014
  15. 15. Page 15 What is a “Network” all about? • A form of cooperation • Group of people connecting • Guided by a common purpose • Other forms exist (e.g. Community of Practise, Working Group, etc) • Networks characterised by being: • more loose, open & fluid with larger membership • represent interests, agendas & resources of organisations • more topic & interest oriented forms • The form is just a tool – not the goal • Name isn’t as important as the purpose, the people & the practise • End goal is to see that lessons learnt within the network are applied outside • Has the cooperation added value? – measure & evaluate • These forms of cooperation are live, dynamic and evolving Purpose (what?) Practise (how?) People (who?)