We are proud to have established and facilitated partnerships with so many stakeholders and collaborators across various sectors and institutions in the public and private sectors and civil society. Through partnerships, we have leverage so much progress and success in much of the support and intervention we focus on, from implementing mitigation methods to avoid conflict, to building a landscape approach that involves land allocation process that considers elephant corridors, multi-ministerial government support for interventions and policy change for coexistence, to private sector partnership development in building value chains and supporting elephant aware enterprises and investing in products and services that promote coexistence. See partners (link)
Sharing knowledge and Ideas
We share the knowledge and lessons learnt we've gained and lessons learnt from our work with as many people as we can.
Ecoexist is a founding member and the secretariat of the Human- Wildlife Coexistence Working Group, which brings people together from Government departments, NGOs, Community Based Organisations, Village leadership, Farmers Associations, Research Institutes, and other stakeholders. This group has the objective “To provide a platform for multisectoral stakeholder dialogue, co-operation and documentation to facilitate appropriate strategies to reducing conflict, promoting co-existence and evaluating success in each.”
We are also a founding member of the KAZA Elephant Sub Working Group (KESWG) which brings together stakeholders (Government representatives, NGOs and researchers) working in elephant conservation and management from the five KAZA countries – Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Zimbabwe and Zambia. Currently 9 NGOs working on elephant research and/or HEC intervention are members of the group.
We conduct numerous workshops and meetings in villages and schools to share knowledge with all members of the community and learn from the people living with elephants. A great way to communicate what we all know about living with elephants is through art, theatre, crafts and film. We also produce awareness materials on topics such as “Safety Around Elephants”, “How to protect your field from elephants?”, “What is “Elephant Aware” Farming”, as well as tackling issues related to wildlife crime.
We pride ourselves in connecting science with on the ground conservation efforts. We therefore publish our work in scientific peer reviewed journals as well as public media outlets.