• Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa

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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


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

Mrs Lungile Sibanda

Vice Chair

Mrs Lungile Sibanda was born on 30 June 1973 in southern region of Zimbabwe.  She is the mother of three…

Maxi Pia Louis


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

Siyoka Simasiku


Mr Siyoka Simasiku is Executive Director for Ngamiland Council of NGOs (NCONGO) in Botswana. NCONGO represents 50 NGOs/CBOs within the…

Mohamedi Kamuna

Mohamedi Kamuna is the CEO of the Community Wildlife Management Areas Consortium (CWMAC) headquartered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. CWMAC…

Jose Monteiro

Jose Monteiro is a forest ecologist He has dedicated the past 10 years to his passion, working to advance rural…

Malidadi Langa

Malidadi Langa is a Malawian with extensive experience in that country in decentralization and rural development, CBNRM, NRM governance and…

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Charles Jonga

Former Vice Chair

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

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"When you stumble upon an elephant and it charges. You cannot outrun an elephant,” he said. “You get squashed like when you squash potato when you mash it. I’m trying to use an expression so those who eat fish and chips or mashed potatoes might understand" https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2024/apr/17/europeans-care-more-about-elephants-than-people-says-botswana-president-aoe

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