Conservation and colonialism – A Statement from the Southern Africa Community Leaders Network Our Resources Our Rights The Community Leaders Network (CLN) challenges those...Read More
Community Leaders Network is a collaborative grouping of rural representatives from Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Our Vision is socially and economically resilient rural southern African people whose livelihoods are grounded in their rights to sustainably use their natural resources supported by international respect for their existing governance systems.
Our Mission is to ensure that the voices of rural African people are heard and influence international, regional and national public and policy making process’s that affect our rights and abilities to sustainably manage those natural resources on which our livelihoods depend.
Intergenerational equity, engagement and commitment
Compassion for people and nature
Sustainable utilisation and development
Open dialogue and cooperation
Transparency and accountability to the people we represent and to each other
Unity of purpose
Our Goal is equitable and sustainable use rights of our wildlife and other natural resources for social and environmental justice and the economic benefit of present and future generations of rural peoples.
Towards the achievement of our goal, our overall objective is to take our rightful space in policy negotiation, development and implementation processes and amplify our voices to ensure informed decision making at national, regional and international levels that reflects the demands and rights of rural people to manage their wildlife.
CONTACT US: CommunityleadersnetworkSA@gmail.com