Expansion and continuation – January 2013 to December 2016
With funding from the European Union, NNF and its partners are continuing to support the research carried out in the Upper Zambezi, Chobe and Okavango Rivers as part of the Integrated Co-management Fisheries Resources project. The project’s main goal was to support fisheries co-management through empowerment of communities, but such a target could not be achieved without comprehensive knowledge of the status of the fish resources.
The main objective of this new project is community-based management of river and floodplain fisheries in Namibia, Zambia, and Botswana, contributing to environmental conservation and to improve socio-economic benefits and food security. Research will continue to be an important component and as with most NNF projects there will be a highly collaborative approach with the following partner institutions; University of Namibia (UNAM), MFMR, Department of Fisheries in Zambia and Botswana, Okavango Research Institute (ORI) in Maun, Botswana, the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity (SAIAB) in Grahamstown, South Africa, WWF, National Research Foundation (NRF) in South Africa, Southern African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adaptive Land Use (SASSCAL) and SAREP.
Learn more about the Integrated Co-management Fisheries project, download research reports and read an overview of the research approach.
For more information please contact NNF on info@nnf.org.na