Website The Nature Conservancy
Issue Date: 5th September, 2023
Clossing date and time: 12th September 2023, 17:00 PM CAT
Contact person: Mwansa Ethel, MERL Specialist, [email protected]
The Eastern Kafue Nature Alliance Project is a five-year (2021-2026), USAID-funded Cooperative Agreement, implemented by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and leveraged by an additional private company, Kashikoto Conservancy Limited. This project is implemented on the eastern boundary of the Kafue National Park. Across the landscape, poverty-driven threats to biodiversity, combined with under-resourced area management, have resulted in high poaching rates, forest clearing, overfishing, and destructive wildfires. To tackle these challenges, an alliance of private and non-profit organizations is working with the USAID and the Government of Zambia (GRZ) to address systemic challenges to prosperity and biodiversity conservation in and around Mumbwa, Namwala, Nkala, and Lunga Luswishi GMAs.
The objectives are to improve the protection and management of wildlife, forests, and fisheries and increase the incomes and well-being of local communities by addressing constraints to the development of inclusive agriculture and ecosystem-based markets. This will be achieved, through among others, the development and strengthening of community resource management governance structures, the enhancement of community tenure and rights over natural resources, and the use of these rights to engage and partner with the private sector in the development of a ‘conservation economy’ in the biodiversity-rich, eastern Kafue landscape.
1.2 Purpose of the Assignment
The household survey aims to establish baselines for the project indicators. EKNA will use the baseline survey findings to assess progress toward the achievement of the project’s outcomes.