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Zambia Community-Based Natural Resource Management Forum ZCBNRM

Type of Organization: Non-governmental organization
Areas of work: Natural resources
Region: Africa
Country: Zambia
Description:
The Zambia Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) Forum’s work is focused on creating secure livelihoods for communities in Zambia through sustainable utilization of natural resources that include; forestry, fisheries, water, agriculture, land and wildlife. The national CBNRM Forum was created as an output of numerous government programmes that sought to mainstream participation of community-based organizations (CBO’s) sustainable management of natural resources. It is an umbrella organisation for Community Based Organisations (CBOs); private sector, public sector organizations and donor community and; NonGovernmental Organizations (NGOs) with interest in or supportive of CBNRM. As an umbrella organization for CBOs, it strives to influence CBNRM related policy formulation and facilitate effective implementation of CBNRM Programmes and projects that develop sustainable and strategic partnerships between local communities on one hand and, private and public sectors on the other hand through continuous consultations and networking among stakeholders. Vision statement: “To foster sustainable livelihoods among rural communities through sustainable management and utilization of natural resources.” Mission statement: “To promote CBNRM and sustainable utilization of natural resources in Zambia and facilitate the implementation of CBNRM programmes through lobbying, advocacy, capacity building activities, networking and information sharing.” Goal: “Our goal to influence coordination of CBNRM interventions, influence CBNRM related policy formulation and facilitate effective implementation of CBNRM programmes and projects that develop sustainable strategic partnerships among communities, private and public sectors through continuous consultation and networking.
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