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The Symposium

The symposium is designed as a hybrid event, to be held as part of celebrations to commemorate the 60 years of establishment of The College of African Wildlife Management, Mweka, in Tanzania. During its six-decade lifetime, the College, which is a Centre of Excellence for Wildlife Training in Eastern and Southern Africa, has trained more than 10,000 graduates from 28 African and 26 overseas countries. The main aim of the Symposium is to facilitate an extensive scholarly cross-sharing of ground-based best-practices in wildlife conservation on the African continent over the past 60 years, as a way to promote both their domestication and uptake across the African continent. Five world-renowned keynote speakers will join some 100 multi-professional multi-disciplinary participants from around the world to dissect on pertinent and real-time issues related to wildlife conservation and Tourism in Africa. Focus will be on sustaining wildlife conservation achievements reached so far through inclusive involvement of the human dimension, diversification of conservation financing mechanisms, risk preparedness and strategic support for the work of Rangers. Keynote presentations will be supplemented by 28 others on a couple of sub-themes, each summing-up on the key achievements reached so far. Through extensive but participatory and inclusive discussions, participants will reconcile on both these achievements and on the need and better mechanisms for their replication and upscaling across the continent.