Friday, January 30, 2009

Natural Resource Commons in Africa meeting

HOORC livelihoods and governance researchers Joseph Mbaiwa, Barbara Ngwenya and Lapologang Magole recently returned from a meeting of the International Association for the Study of Commons held in Cape Town on January 20th to 22nd. Policy Forum: Scaling Up Conservation Practices for Natural Resource Commons in Africa was part of the wrapup of the CROSCOG Project. Dr Mbaiwa and Dr Ngwenya, with BIOKAVANGO Project Coordinator Dr Nkobi Moleele, presented Policy Challenges, Opportunities and Implications for the Okavango Delta Fishery in Botswana, highlighting the need for a fisheries policy in Botswana to address potential conflicts.

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