Breaking News: The Oak Foundation and ACHM Join Forces to Empower Communities in the KAZA Region

We are thrilled to announce a groundbreaking partnership between The Oak Foundation and the Africa Centre for Holistic Management (ACHM) that promises to bring positive and transformative change to the KAZA region. In an exciting development, The Oak Foundation will be funding the first phase of a visionary project aimed at training community leaders in Holistic Management and Community Facilitation over the next 12 months.

The KAZA region, encompassing parts of Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, is home to diverse communities facing numerous challenges related to land management, sustainable livelihoods, and ecological preservation. Recognizing the urgent need to address these issues and uplift the local communities, The Oak Foundation and ACHM have joined forces to initiate this remarkable project.

Holistic Management, pioneered by renowned ecologist Allan Savory, is a comprehensive approach to land and resource management that integrates social, economic, and environmental factors. It offers a framework through which communities can restore and regenerate their ecosystems while simultaneously enhancing their own well-being. By adopting this holistic approach, the project aims to empower community leaders to make informed decisions that will benefit their people and the environment they depend on.

The partnership between The Oak Foundation and ACHM marks a significant milestone in sustainable development efforts within the KAZA region. The Oak Foundation, known for its commitment to supporting initiatives that drive positive change worldwide, has pledged generous funding to facilitate the training of community leaders. This investment will enable ACHM’s team of experienced facilitators and experts to conduct immersive workshops and provide ongoing mentorship to community leaders throughout the region.

Over the course of the next year, community leaders will receive comprehensive training in Holistic Management principles, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to engage their communities in sustainable land management practices. By adopting these principles, they will be better equipped to address the challenges posed by climate change, desertification, and loss of biodiversity, among others. Furthermore, the training will empower them to act as facilitators within their communities, encouraging dialogue, collaboration, and the active participation of all stakeholders.

Through this partnership, The Oak Foundation and ACHM aim to create a ripple effect of positive change, fostering resilient communities that thrive in harmony with their natural surroundings. The impact of this project is expected to extend far beyond the training period, as the empowered community leaders become catalysts for change within their respective regions. By embracing Holistic Management and Community Facilitation, these leaders will forge pathways to sustainable development, social cohesion, and the preservation of their cultural heritage.

As we embark on this exciting journey, we invite you to follow the progress of this transformative partnership closely. Stay tuned for updates, success stories, and opportunities to engage with this initiative, as we collectively work towards a more sustainable and equitable future for the KAZA region and its remarkable communities.