How can communities earn income from wildlife conservation beyond the tourism sector?
Applications are now open for the Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge. We’re seeking innovative, community-led, non-tourism sources of income from wildlife across Africa. Participants have the chance to win a place in the African Leadership University’s incubation programme and access to seed money.
Join us on 10 September 2020 for an open webinar, where you will learn more about the innovation challenge and find out how to apply. Hear from an exciting panel of conservation and wildlife experts, who we hope will inspire you with their experience of trying to transform livelihoods communities across Africa living near wildlife.
GOING BEYOND TOURISM IN AFRICA
Diversifying community livelihoods from wildlife
When: 10 September
6-7:30pm (Eastern African Time)
5-6:30pm (CEST/Central African Time)
Duration: 1.5 hour
Host: African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation
Register here: https://alueducation.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrcO-vrjkrHtxZdWBj_92VxHad3o3xa0M6
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.
What we’ll cover:
- Introduction to and background of the Beyond Tourism in Africa initiative
- About the challenge prize: the African Leadership University’s Incubator Programme
- How to apply and live Q&A
- Inspirational short talks by our featured panelists on African wildlife conservation, innovative growth and sustainable, community-led income models
Alice Ruhweza (Director, WWF Regional Office for Africa)
Gautam Shah (Founder, Internet of Elephants)
Fred Swaniker (Founder and CEO, African Leadership Group)
Melissa De Kock (Community Conservation Specialist, WWF)
Tolu Agunbiade (Entrepreneurship Program Manager, ALGroup)
Elisabeth Losasso (Beyond Tourism in Africa Project Manager, Luc Hoffmann Institute)
Julia Pierre-Nina (Senior Manager for Partnerships & Stakeholders, African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation)
We’ll be running Q&As throughout the session so that you may ask questions.
Can’t join on the day, or need to leave early? If you can’t make it for the live session, don’t worry. We will also post recordings of the event on http://bit.ly/beyondtourismafrica.
Beyond Tourism in Africa is a partnership of the Luc Hoffmann Institute, the African Leadership University’s School of Wildlife Conservation and WWF Regional Office for Africa.