• Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa

    Our Resources Our Rights

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  • CLN: fostering transformative change and adaptive management in southern Africa

    Community Leaders Network is a collaborative grouping of rural representatives from Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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“We are the custodians of our natural resources and the key to its sustainability. Our voices matter”

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Where We Work

  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Our Executive Members

Dr Rodgers Lubilo, Chairperson

Dr Lubilo is the Board Chairperson of Zambia CBNRM Forum. He is a regional CBNRM governance specialist in Southern Africa and…

Charles Jonga, Vice Chairperson

Charles Jonga is the Director of the Community Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE), which is run by district…

Maxi Pia Louis, Secretary

Maxi Pia Louis has dedicated more than three decades to community based natural resources management (CBNRM) working with government structures…

Vilio T. Muunda, Coordinator

Based in Windhoek, Namibia, Vilio Muunda is the Community Leaders Network Coordinator. In addition to being a climate change ambassador,…

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We stand in solidarity with communities in Botswana who are concerned with anti-hunting campaigns in the UK. These communities lived through a recent hunting ban, which resulted in food insecurity, worsening poverty and ⬆️elephant poaching

We are happy to be participating in the ongoing #UNEA6, the world’s premier decision-making body on the environment. Its goal is to help restore harmony between humanity and nature, thereby improving the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people.

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