The Africa’s Coexistence Landscapes project aims to promote future security and wellbeing of people and wildlife in key coexistence landscapes of global conservation significance in sub-Saharan Africa. It is an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme, financed by the European Union.
The project aims to foster a shared understanding among policy makers and stakeholders from different sectors of the dynamics characterizing the wide variety of interactions between people and wildlife in selected landscapes. Participatory systems modelling approaches are used to leverage this understanding in the design of integrated policies that improve coexistence outcomes for the local economy, local communities, and the wildlife with which they coexist with.
The project is currently being implemented in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area in Southern Africa and in the TRIDOM-TNS (Tri-national Dja-Odzala-Minkebe and Tri-national de la Sangha) in Central Africa.