CISONECC National Coordinator Julius Ng’oma

LILONGWE-(MaraviPost)-Civil Society Organisation Network on Climate Change (CISONECC) is emphasizing the need for its membership to understand legal framework that govern proper management of natural resources particularly protected areas in the face of effects of climate change.

CISONECC says clear understanding of polices will help its membership to implement well programs while meeting communities needs.

With funding European Union (EU) through Trocaire, CISONECC is building climate resilient communities through conservation, effective management of natural resources, and diversified livelihoods, particularly for women, youth, and people with disabilities, surrounding Mwabvi Wildlife Reserve, Kasungu National Park and Lengwe National Park.

CISONECC National Coordinator Julius Ng’oma told the one day orientation on December 10, 2020 in the capital Lilongwe that its membership must be acquainted with policies, legal frameworks that govern environmental management for easy programs implementation.

Ng’oma expects the network members to have enhanced knowledge on laws and policies governing wildlife and forest management including other resilience building policies and strategies.

“This session to make sure that membership network and other Civil Society Organisation (CSOs) has enhanced understanding of the entry points in supporting implementation and monitoring of laws and policies on resilience buidling and natural resources conservation in Malawi.

“CSOs have enhanced understanding of the concept of advocacy at community, national and international levels and have strengthened capacity to effectively work with communities in forest and wildlife management and conservation,” says Ng’oma.

Building Climate Resilient Communities around Wildlife Protected Areas’ Trocaire Project Coordinator Salome Mumba expressed optimism towards various up-scaling resilient and coping mechanism activities.

Mumba singled out value changed intervention for economic empowerment including bee keeping, goat farming, forest products harvest; weaving and juice making.

She expects the intervention to caution communities from economic hardship while managing the natural resources in protected areas.

The project runs from 2019 to 2023.

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