- Inception phase: 2003 – 2005
- Implementation phase: 2007 – 2009
- Consolidation phase: 2010 - 2013
The Project takes a highly targeted and focused approach to developing region-wide CBNRM capacity and credibility by working with agreed-upon focal national institutions and constituents to systematically share, transfer and further develop and adapt appropriate knowledge, skills, and “Best CBNRM Practices”. The underpinning strategy of the Project is that all interventions funded must have a multiplier impact at the country or regional level through working with targeted institutions or constituents that have the capacity to generate a multiplier impact.
At regional level
... the project aims to develop knowledge, skills and the capacity for natural resource management within umbrella organisations of producer communities and supporting agencies, and within governmental and non-governmental agencies.
At the national level
... the project supports country level CBNRM fora within Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe; and maintains linkages with the CBNRM process in South Africa for the purpose of sharing information and experiences.
At community level
... the project provides support to organisations and institutions that provide services to community-based organizations, support to institutions that train CBNRM implementers, and organisations that give a voice to local communities at national and regional levels.