Themes We Address
Themes We Address
African People & Wildlife knows that local solutions — designed from the ground up — can make an important contribution to solving global challenges. We recognize that the root causes of some of today's biggest threats to nature and human well-being are deeply connected, and we address them in our work through a set of overarching and integrated themes.
Empowered Women and Girls
Africa's women and girls have enormous untapped potential to create transformative social and environmental change. By uplifting and empowering women and girls, we create a remarkable ripple effect that benefits communities, economies, and ecosystems.
Climate Change Resilience
Africa is expected to bear a greater climate change burden than any other region in the world. Through nature-based solutions, we connect critical wildlife corridors, preserve healthy habitats, and help vulnerable human and wildlife populations adapt to present and future climate impacts.
Youth Leadership and Inclusion
With nearly 60% of its population under the age of 25, Africa is the world’s youngest continent. We build the capacity of future conservation leaders by connecting them with skills and resources to drive positive impact in their communities and the world — both today and tomorrow.
Human Rights Protection
Indigenous people are vulnerable to discrimination and often excluded from processes that may affect their rights. We ensure that our community partners are full and active participants in conservation activities and co-creators of programs that impact their lives.
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