In addition the Zimbabwe office hosts part of the Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) regional programme. Here at a local level the programme supports the CBNRM forum that was established in 2005.
Within Zimbabwe the office’s work focuses on fulfilling the three objectives that were developed in the country’s conservation strategy. These are:
- To secure the country’s natural resource base by protecting and managing biodiversity patterns and processes in key areas.
- To create greater resilience to cope with and minimize climate change impacts on the environment, food security and human welfare.
- To enhance good governance that promotes equitable access and sustainable use of natural resources with emphasis on broadening livelihood and income options through strategic public private community partnerships.
The current projects that are being run at a national level are the Sustainable Bio-fuels development project being funded by the European Commission, which is located in the Mid Zambezi area, and the Hwange Sanyati Biological Corridor project funded by GEF through the World Bank, which is located in the KAZA (Kavango-Zambezi) area.