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Knowledge Events

Knowledge exchange is an integral part of the GWP programmatic approach. The GWP conducts virtual knowledge exchange events on a range of topics related to anti-poaching, community engagement, tourism concessions, counter-wildlife trafficking, anti-corruption and consumer demand reduction. Aimed towards bringing the latest and most innovative tools and studies to the forefront, the virtual events are an easy way for stakeholders to learn from experts and share lessons learned.

The GWP also holds face-to-face knowledge exchange events bringing together government representatives from national projects with implementing agency partners and other conservation organizations. Some of the events so far are described below.  

Knowledge Exchange Events

GWP Annual Conference
December 1–3, 2020
Virtual Conference Proceedings


Wildlife Forum
World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC
January 27, 2020
WebsiteOverview and Agenda 

Annual Conference on Investing in the Wildlife Economy for Livelihoods and Conservation
Pretoria, Kruger National Park, South Africa
October 29–November 1, 2019
Report: English | French

Port Stakeholders Workshop on Countering Wildlife Trafficking Through Kenya's Ports
Mombasa, Kenya | October 23–25, 2019
Workshop Proceedings | Seizure Report


Port Stakeholders Workshop on Countering Wildlife Trafficking Through Tanzania’s Seaports
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | July 2–4, 2019
Workshop ProceedingsSeizure Report


Annual Conference on Cross-Border Partnerships for Conservation and Development
Livingstone, Zambia | October 29–November 1, 2018
Agenda | Conference Proceedings | Video

Symposium on Strengthening Legal Frameworks to Combat Wildlife Crime in Central and West Africa
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire | September 11–12, 2018


International Conference on Nature-Based Tourism in Conservation Areas
Maputo, Mozambique | June 7–9, 2018
Event page | Blog | Background & Agenda 


Study Tour on Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation and Co-Existence
Sri Lanka | October 7–8, 2017
Report | Blog


Annual Conference on People’s Participation in Wildlife Conservation
Delhi and Pench Tiger Reserve, India | October 2–7, 2017
Conference Proceedings


Knowledge Exchange on Africa-Asia Pacific Symposium on Strengthening Legal Frameworks to Combat Wildlife Crime
Bangkok, Thailand | July 4–5, 2017


Knowledge Exchange to Reduce Human Wildlife Conflict and Enhance Coexistence
La Lope and Libreville, Gabon | April 3–7, 2017
Conference Proceedings | Blog


Knowledge Exchange on Reducing Illegal Wildlife Trafficking
Hanoi, Vietnam | November 14–16, 2017
Conference Proceedings | Blog


Knowledge Exchange on Engaging Communities in Wildlife Conservation
Nairobi, Kenya | May 18–20, 2016


Knowledge Exchange to Combat Wildlife Crime
Gland, Switzerland | January 18–19, 2016


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The Global Environment Facility (GEF)

The Global Wildlife Program is funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and led by the World Bank. Partners include governments of 32 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America along with UNDP, UN Environment, ADB, IUCN, WWF, and CI.


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