indigenous rooibos tea farmers

Indigenous Rooibos tea farmers seek a fairer deal

South Africa's indigenous rooibos tea farmers seek a fairer deal - Financial Times report by Joseph Cotterill Financial Times July 27, 2021 In an article published on July 27, Financial Times correspondent, Joseph Cotterill reports on one of the Khoi and San communities in South Africa's Cedarberg mountain region where the rooibos tea plant occurs in the wild.  In 2019, the community - the...

Endangered: Small scale fishermen and the African penguin?

  The 2021 theme for World Oceans Day is The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. With marine resources especially important for the coastal communities in Africa, the ocean is vital for countless livelihoods on the continent and throughout the globe. To mark World Oceans Day this June 8, we bring you a report written by one of our CLN youth members, Takdeera Lewis, about a small-scale fishing...

Organisation key for local community youth to have a say on environmental decision making

Organisation key for local community youth to have a say on environmental decision-making by Bupe Banda I was determined to attend the IUCN One Future Global Youth Summit in April. Although I have been invited to a number of the youth network meetings, the agenda of the One Future Global Youth Summit spoke to my passion for what I am working on — the role of youth in advocating on climate...
African Conservation Challenge

$15K African Conservation Challenge – digital identity to foster African conservation dialogue launched

$15K African Conservation Challenge: digital identity to foster African conservation dialogue launched Closing date for proposals 30 May 2021 Resource Africa, in partnership with Yoti proudly announces the launch of a digital identity-themed African Conservation Challenge open to individuals and organizations throughout Africa. The USD15 000 prize challenge forms a part of Yoti’s  Social...
COMMUNITY LEADERS NETOWRK SUBSTTA

Community Leaders Network SBSTTA Statement

Community Leaders Network: SBSTTA Statement Leave no voice unheard! Sustainable use of biodiversity is a human rights issue in Africa We, the Community Leaders Network (CLN), representing community organisations engaged in conservation in nine Southern African Countries, commend the work of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) since its fourteenth...
Community Leaders Network Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24

CLN will be represented at the information sessions for Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24

The CLN will be represented at the information sessions for the Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24 A delegation of the Community Leaders Network (CLN) is attending the virtual informal sessions in preparation for the Convention on Biological Diversity SBSTTA-24 and will have their voices heard through a statement, soon to be released, on African's rights to  sustainably use their...
Our Voices Resource Africa

A sustainable jobs future for youth – how we get there by Lungelo Dludla

A sustainable jobs future for youth: how we get there - by Lungelo Dludla We also contribute to the economy,' says Lusanda Mantswana, who sells fruit at Chesterville taxi rank in central Durban. Photo: Nomfundo Xolo @xolonomfundoI’ve had opportunity to think long and hard about the question of sustainable jobs for youth today and for the future. Stuck at home during this COVID19 crisis has...
conservation and colonialism

Conservation and colonialism – A Statement from the Southern Africa Community Leaders Network

Conservation and colonialism - A Statement from the Southern Africa Community Leaders Network Our Resources Our Rights The Community Leaders Network (CLN) challenges  those in the Global North who are condemning conservation hunting as a colonial relic. For every complex problem there is an answer that seems clear and simple but is often wrong. Peoples who were colonised across the world have...
conservation in Africa

Linking Conversation and Conservation in Africa by Sauleja Rajak

Linking Conversation and Conservation in Africa by Sauleha Rajak Conservation comes with deep interconnections between human rights and nature preservation. The rights of animals over the rights of humans or the rights of humans overs the rights of animals? How do we strike a balance? What does it mean to act fairly and morally? Conservation aims to protect our ecosystems, our planet - but at...
human rights

Conservation must begin with respecting human rights

Conservation must begin with respecting human rights Human Rights Day exposes long road ahead for local community rights. On International Human Rights Day, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. At long last the world is increasingly hearing their voices, acknowledging their rights to sustainably manage their resources, and respecting their ecological knowledge. But despite...
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