UNEA 5

African and Community Voices were heard at UNEA 5

African and Community Voices were heard at UNEA 5 RAUK and CLN participated in the 5th meeting of the United Nations Environmental Assembly held in Nairobi, Kenya from 28 February to 2 March 2022, and UNEP's 50th anniversary on the 3rd and  4th March. The purpose of this participation is to ensure that due recognition is given to the rights and needs of rural communities in the...
CBD

CBD: RA represented at the Parallel NGO Forum in Kunming.

CBD: RA represented at the Parallel NGO Forum in Kunming The Conventional on Biological Diversity (CBD) NGO Parallel Forum in Kunming was held in September 27 - 28. This was a unique opportunity for NGOs such as Resource Africa to join with the African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) to participate in the 2-day forum that was held virtually.  Fred Kwame Kumah of ACBA gave 2-minute statement...
Nagoya Protocol

Sustainable use of Wildlife: It’s the Law!

Sustainable Use of Wildlife: It’s The Law! Webinar - The Nagoya Protocol and the Rights of Local Communities Resource Africa (RA) recently launched a policy position paper entitled Indigenous Flora and Fauna, African Resources for African People, wherein we argued for the inclusion of the sustainable use of wildlife into the UN Convention of Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Nagoya Protocol....
rights based approach

Rights-based approaches are a powerful way of promoting equitable governance: IIED Natural Resources Group

Rights-based approaches are a powerful way of promoting equitable governance IIED Natural Resources Group IIED Briefing September 2021: The post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) currently being negotiated seeks to transform society’s relationship with biodiversity, including a much bigger role for protected and conserved areas (PCAs). This briefing demonstrates that transformative...
IUCN WCC

IUCN WCC 3-11 September 2021: Transformative Change for Nature and People

IUCN WCC 3-11 September 2021: Transformative Change for Nature and People Resource Africa and the Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa will be represented at the Congress by delegates from both organizations. Resource Africa and the Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa will be represented at the Congress by delegates from both organizations.Mission: to create awareness of the CLN...

Press Release: UK Charity raises funds at expense of Africans

Press Release: UK Charity raises funds at expense of Africans 28.6.2021: For Immediate Release from The Community Leaders Network of Southern Africa: As the UK parliament consider bans on hunting trophy imports, community leaders representing millions of rural Africans have launched an official complaint against one of the key players in the campaigns against trophy hunting. READ THE PRESS...

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...

CLN letter to Sir Ranulph Fiennes The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting undermines successful conservation and human rights in Africa

CLN letter to Sir Ranulph Fiennes The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting undermines successful conservation and human rights in Africa In a letter to Sir Ranulph Fiennes, the Community Leaders Network (CLN) challenges his calls to supporters and UK legislators to ban trophy imports, saying it undermines globally recognised successful conservation efforts and Africans' human rights to sustainably use...

Convention on Biological Diversity: Extend The Nagoya Protocol to Sustainable Use of Wildlife

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity: Extend The Nagoya Protocol to Sustainable Use of Wildlife by Professor Ademola Oluborode Jegede Imagine an approach to wildlife conservation that allows wildlife populations to flourish, respects the rights of local and indigenous peoples to determine their own future, and helps reduce poverty and inequality. A framework for achieving these positive...
Arisa Webinar

Webinar Announcement

WEBINAR: ADVANCING RIGHTS IN SOUTHERN AFRICA (ARISA) WEBINAR IMPACT OF NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT LAWS AND POLICIES ON INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ RIGHTS, LIVELIHOODS AND CULTURE. This webinar took place on: 4 MAY 2021 11h00 AM CENTRAL AFRICAN TIME Listen Now: Moderator: Lesle Jansen CEO, Resource Africa (South Africa), African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, APAC Parks Congress Committee and...
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