Walk on the wild side: A virtual journey around the SWM Programme

03 Oct 2022

About GLF Africa 2022

 

GLF Africa 2022: How to build an equitable, resilient food future brought together over 8,500 participants from 122 countries and featured 182 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 68 incredible partners to explore African solutions to the global food crisis caused by climate changeCOVID-19 and the war in Ukraine

Across 31 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches, virtual tours, dialogues, performances, and a job fair, the digital conference explored ways to transform the future of food through healthy landscapes, equitable access to land, and shorter, greener value chains. Messages on social media rallied 26 million people around concrete ways for Africa to regain its food sovereignty.

 

Improving food security, wildlife conservation, and sustainable wildlife use

 

Explore and experience Africa through the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme’s work and be part of the launch of a 3D photographic and video exhibition. Walk virtually through and learn how the SWM Programme is working to improve food security, wildlife conservation, and sustainable wildlife use.

Speakers elaborate on the SWM Programme‘s impact and reach and the challenges of game meat:

  • Stella Asasha is the SWM Programme site coordinator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where sustainable management of hunting within the reserve and outside protected areas has been promoted.
  • Brent Stirton, a senior National Geographic photographer, shares the background story to his images of game meat in Africa. “It was tough to capture people during hunting or care for meat after hunting because they don’t want you there since what they are doing is illegal but again, the government has decided to ignore this because people do not really have a choice.”
  • The SWM Programme has also promoted coordinated community-driven initiatives that support food security in Guyana. Despite the high demand for game meat in Africa, different measures have been identified to reduce the demand. Sustainable economic activities have been promoted such as chicken production and the cultivation and harvesting of beans.

 

Find out what we mean by community-based sustainable wildlife management.

Language: English

Year: 2022

Ecosystem(s): Agricultural Land

Location(s): Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

biodiversity community-led restoration food security sustainable land-use wildlife

  • Robert Nasi

    Director General, Vice-Chair, CIFOR-ICRAF, CPF

  • David Mansell-Moullin

    Communication Coordinator, SWM Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Brent Stirton

    Photographer, Getty Images and National Geographic

  • Stella Asaha

    SWM Programme Site Coordinator, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS)

  • Cindy Côté-Andreetti

    Communication Advisor, Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)