The SADC Secretariat and the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) met in Berlin, Germany, on 29th June 2017, on the margins of the Bilateral Negotiations on Development Cooperation between SADC and the Federal Republic of Germany, and agreed to strengthen their cooperation through the implementation of the existing memorandum of understanding (MoU), which provides for collaboration in areas of mutual interest.
The SADC Secretariat and WWF hailed the idea of enhancing cooperation at the regional level to enable the SADC region to benefit from the technical expertise of WWF. The two Parties agreed to expedite the implementation of the existing MoU between the two institutions.
The SADC delegation was headed by the SADC Executive Secretary, H.E. Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax, who commended WWF for its valuable contribution towards wildlife conservation in Africa, specifically in Southern Africa through its programmes and projects, among others, the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA).