Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area

Traditional Dancers, Namibia
Chili Production HWC, Namibia
Darter Chobe and Zambezi Rivers
Ngonye Falls, Visitor’s Center, Zambia (Supported by DGIS and PPF)
Hippopotamus, Chobe River, Botswana
Impalas, Chobe National Park
African Elephant, Chobe River, Botswana
African Fish Eagle, Chobe River
KAZA TFCA Landscapes
Infrastructure development (Sioma Ngwezi HQ)
Victoria Falls, Zambezi River, Zimbabwe
KAZA TFCA office-Sesheke Zambia (supported by WWF Netherlands and WWF Germany)
Chobe River Sunset
Traditional Dancers, Botswana

Development Partners

ALL organisations and institutions interested in collaborating with the KAZA TFCA institutional structures are requested to refer to the Protocol on Project Implementation and contact the KAZA TFCA Secretariat.

German Government Financial Cooperation through KfW

The first major infusion of capital to the KAZA initiative was at the behest of the German government through their development bank – KfW.

The first phase of funding of €430,000 was directed at facilitating the establishment and operations of the KAZA Secretariat.

It is with these funds that the initiative has been developing since 2008.
The German government has since sanctioned a further grant of €8 million for various activities
including addressing aspects of human-wildlife conflict in KAZA, infrastructure development
support in various national parks, and operational support to the Secretariat.

Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – SDC

The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation continues to support several critical activities in the KAZA TFCA at a cost in excess of US$100,000,
including development of the KAZA website, completion of the Indicative Development Framework, development of the KAZA Treaty, delineation of the
KAZA TFCA boundaries using geographical coordinates and preparation for the KAZA Treaty signing ceremony.

SDC continues to support international NGOs working in the KAZA region such as Conservation International.

USAID/US State Department

USAID through Associates in Rural Development (ARD Inc.) has supported critical community consultations in the Kavango basin area
and assisted in developing a framework for community consultations for KAZA. The US State Department recently donated office and photographic equipment to the
KAZA Secretariat for their operations.

Peace Parks Foundation - PPF

The Peace Parks Foundation continues to play a critical, yet multi-faceted role in the KAZA TFCA ranging from facilitator to co-financier to implementer.

When international donors were unable to support activities in Zimbabwe, PPF put on the hat of co-financier to ensure that KAZA remains a five government programme.

PPF has also provided crucial bridging funds to enable the operations of the Secretariat and enable the implementation of key activities such as the preparation of Integrated Development Plans.

Conservation International – CI

Conservation International has been active in the KAZA region from as far back as 1992.

CI has been instrumental in providing financial assistance towards a number of conservation related studies, including the initial funds that set up the  elephant
satellite tracking project to determine the seasonal movement patterns for elephants and aerial surveys, a project that is now coordinated by Elephants Without Borders.


World Wide Fund for Nature– WWF

Various WWF branches (Netherlands, Germany and USA) have supported the KAZA TFCA Secretariat through the WWF-Namibia office,
in its operations and financing of essential equipment for the new offices in Kasane, Botswana. Future more formal collaboration is being negotiated with the
KAZA structures using the KAZA Stakeholder Engagement Strategy for certain key interventions.

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs – DGIS

A grant of €0.5 million from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been made available to support the development
of Ngonye Falls Community Partnership Park in Zambia; a Financial Sustainability Strategy and its Implementation Plan for the
KAZA TFCA; and draft joint policies for the KAZA TFCA addressing (i) Natural Resource Management and (ii) Tourism Development.