Funding: MCA-N 
Partners: Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF), World Wildlife Fund, Inc. (WWF), Integrated Rural Development and Nature Conservation (IRDNC), Namibia Development Trust (NDT) and the Nyae Nyae Development Foundation of Namibia (NNDFN)
Dates: Started November 2010 and will run until the end of August 2014.
Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) is a field partner for the implementation of the CDSS project. The field partners are supported by a ‘hub team’ of advisors who work directly for the Project. The purpose of the project is to strengthen the capacity of conservancies to protect their natural resources, attract investment, and achieve financial sustainability so that households in communal conservancies receive more benefits.
Ecotourism developments
Based on individual conservancy needs and demands, the CDSS provides a range of technical assistance services and grant funding to 31 target conservancies. Such assistance and funding helps mitigate existing barriers to tourism enterprise investment and contribute towards the financial sustainability of conservancies. The CDSS also seeks to empower communities in selected conservancies by facilitating their participation in lucrative tourism enterprises through grant funding to promote joint venture tourism enterprises between conservancies and the private sector.  
NNF provides support to the following 6 conservancies in the South Kunene and Kavango regions:
  • ≠Khoadi-//Hôas 
  • Doro !nawas
  • Uibasen Twyfelfontein
  • Sorri-Sorris
  • Muduva Nyangana
  • George Mukoya
Read the annual review of communal conservancies progess and challenges in our publications section.

Review  individual conservancy Profiles and see a detailed summary of conservancies on the NACSO website.