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Launch of Collaborative Management Partnership Toolkit for Protected Areas

September 30, 2021


How can collaborative management partnerships advance protected area conservation and development goals?

  • Hosted by the Global Wildlife Program, this virtual event launched a new Collaborative Management Partnership (CMP) Toolkit, which describes public-private partnership (PPP) models for protected area management. Successful CMPs in Africa have supported biodiversity and wildlife conservation, contributed to inclusive development, and attracted private investment including for nature-based tourism.

    Despite the recognition of the value of biodiversity and the role protected areas play in securing the world’s natural capital and ecosystem services, a massive funding gap exists for management. This funding gap and other factors have led to the underperformance of many protected areas, putting species, ecosystems, and inclusive development at risk.

    To address these challenges, 40 Collaborative Management Partnerships (CMPs) – a type of public-private partnership for the management of protected areas – have been established by 15 governments in Africa. A comprehensive review of these CMPs and their role in conserving wildlife and catalyzing rural development is presented in the new Global Wildlife Program report titled Collaborative Management Partnership Toolkit. The Toolkit serves as a reference guide for governments and implementing partners considering CMPs, and raises awareness of CMP experiences in Africa to highlight lessons learned.

    The launch event included a presentation on the toolkit followed by a panel discussion that brings together government officials, private sector, and NGO partners to discuss the role of CMPs in advancing conservation and development.

    This virtual event is part of a webinar series hosted by the Global Wildlife Program, a Global Environment Facility-funded program to combat illegal wildlife trade and promote wildlife-based economies. 

  • Chair

    • Lisa Farroway, Program Manager, Global Wildlife Program, World Bank

    Keynote Speaker:

    • Ariella Kageruka, Acting Chief Tourism Officer, Rwanda Development Board

    Presentation on Collaborative Management Partnership (CMP) Toolkit:

    • Kathleen H. Fitzgerald, Senior Advisor to the Global Wildlife Program and partner at Conservation Capital

    Panel Discussion - Institutional perspectives (government, NGOs, and private sector) on the role of CMPs in conservation and development


    • Raymond Bourdeaux, Operation Manager, Mozambique, Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles, World Bank


    • Mateus Mutemba, General Director, National Administration for Conservation Areas (ANAC), Government of Mozambique
    • Jean Labuschagne, Director, Conservation Development & Assurance, African Parks
    • Keith Vincent, CEO, Wilderness Safaris
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    Ariella Kageruka

    Ariella is the Acting Chief Tourism Officer at the Rwanda Development Board. The Office oversees tourism regulation, promotion, and product development as well as biodiversity conservation and management within Rwanda’s national parks. Prior to joining RDB, Ariella was Director General of the Chamber of Tourism, Rwanda’s private sector umbrella for travel, tourism, and hospitality companies, where her role was focused on enhancing business opportunities, capacity building, and advocacy for the tourism industry. She also worked over eight years at RwandAir, Rwanda’s national carrier and one of the fastest growing airlines in Africa. Ariella holds a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the School of Finance and Banking in Rwanda and a Master of Business Administration from the African Leadership University, Rwanda.


    Mateus Mutemba

    Mateus is the General Director of the National Administration for Conservation Areas (ANAC) under the Ministry of Environment in the Government of Mozambique. Prior to this position, Mateus worked 10 years in Gorongosa National Park, where he held the position of Director of Human Development (2008-2011) and Park Warden (2011-2018). Due to his leadership in the restoration of Gorongosa National Park, Mateus Mutemba was nominated as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2017. Mateus holds a Master in Public Policy, with a specialization in Development Administration from the Australian National University, a Postgraduate in Development Administration, and a Diploma in History.


    Jean Labuschagne

    Jean is the Director of Conservation Development & Assurance at African Parks. She oversees the Conservation Development & Assurance department at African Parks, a non-profit conservation organization that takes on the responsibility for the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks in partnership with governments and local communities. African Parks currently manages 19 national parks in 11 countries. Jean is responsible for new project development and assuring organizational consistency and performance management. She was born in South Africa and holds an Honous in Conservation and Ecology from the University of Stellenbosch.


    Keith Vincent

    Keith is the CEO at Wilderness Safaris. For over 20 years, Keith has been committed to Wilderness Safaris, a foremost ecotourism operator based in Botswana. Across 40 camps in seven African countries, Wilderness Safaris is dedicated to responsible tourism that helps preserve biodiversity, conserve wildlife, and uplift local communities. Keith grew up in Zimbabwe and was appointed CEO in July 2013.


    Kathleen Fitzgerald

    Kathleen is a Senior Advisor to the Global Wildlife Program and a partner at Conservation Capital. She has more than 25 years of experience in integrated large landscape conservation programmes in Africa and North America and served as a Vice President to African Wildlife Foundation for six years. Kathleen has helped create new conservation areas, improve management of existing protected areas, established co-management arrangements covering more than 13 million acres and designed innovative models for community conservation. She is widely published and has an undergraduate in Environmental Studies and Government and a Master of Science.


    Lisa Farroway

    Lisa is a Senior Environmental Specialist at the World Bank and Program Manager of the Global Wildlife Program. Prior to joining the World Bank, Lisa was a Regional Technical Advisor for Ecosystems and Biodiversity at UNDP. She supported national governments and UNDP Country Offices in Asia and the Pacific to develop and implement biodiversity conservation initiatives, including access to GEF funding. Lisa has worked at the CITES Secretariat on flagship initiatives to combat illegal wildlife trade and with the government in Australia on biodiversity conservation and policy development. Lisa holds a Master’s in social Change and Development and a Bachelor of Science with Postgraduate Research Honors in Zoology.


    Raymond Bourdeaux

    Raymond is the Operation Manager for Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Seychelles, and Mauritius at the World Bank. Prior to this, he was the Lead Infrastructure Specialist in the Middle East and North Africa region where he worked on public-private partnerships. He joined the World Bank in 2006 in the Social Development network (SDN), Partial Risk Guarantee unit. He holds a Master Degree in trade, administration, and finance from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Toulouse.


  • Date: Thursday, September 30, 2021
  • Time: 8 AM (EDT) - 1 PM (GMT)
  • Location: Webinar was hosted on Zoom
  • Language: English with simultaneous interpretation in French