PRESIDENT Hage Geingob participated in the one day Inaugural African Union (AU) and United Nations (UN) Summit of the Africa Wildlife Economy, Victoria Falls, in Zimbabwe.
The summit was held under the theme: “Communities for Conservation, Harnessing Conservation Tourism, and Supporting Governments”.
Dr. Geingob was joined at the summit by the Minister of Environment and Tourism, Pohamba Shifeta.
Namibia has been lauded internationally for its outstanding efforts in nature conservation, best practices and groundbreaking initiatives in conservation.
The Victoria Summit was aimed at exploring ways in which countries can scale up conservation related to the appreciation of wildlife and biodiversity to provide solutions for reducing human-wildlife conflict, fighting poverty, attract tourists and provide jobs amongst rural communities.
The Africa Wildlife Initiative will be launched and will aim to contribute to profitable conservation and make it sustainable by unlocking financing and partnerships to help build a ‘nature-based economy’.