About PACE

PACE provides, ideas, information and training.

PACE shares simple solutions to environmental problems between African communities. The initial inspiration for PACE came when Tusk helped a community in northern Kenya install a basic water pump to provide a clean and reliable water source, and then saw the benefits of sharing details of this inexpensive, simple solution, so that it could be replicated easily elsewhere. Tusk then partnered with Siren Conservation Education to develop the teaching materials and establish the programme.

The principle behind PACE is to show that everything in our environment is linked and that if we look after our environment then we, the wildlife and other people we share the planet with will all benefit.

Central to the PACE project is a pack of highly renowned, multi-media resources.  The PACE pack is based on the sharing of simple solutions to environmental problems – from fuel saving stoves to rainwater harvesting, compost making to tree planting, conservation agriculture to waste management – sharing the very practical ways in which people have addressed common environmental problems.  Somebody somewhere has found a solution!

  • More than 14,000 packs of PACE materials have been shared with partners in 34 African countries.
  • The PACE pack is used by individual teachers, education authorities and universities – for early childhood, secondary and teacher education. PACE is used in education centres and with community groups, in urban and rural settings – the wide range of beneficiaries includes farmers, wildlife rangers, community development workers, traditional leaders, international and local NGOs.

In 2017 and 2018 alone 4,400 new communities were reached by PACE, 1,500 teachers received PACE training and there were more than 87,000 new beneficiaries of PACE.


PACE was created by Tusk and Siren Conservation Education.
PACE is coordinated by UNAFAS Conservation Values Programme.


Tusk’s mission is to amplify the impact of progressive conservation initiatives across Africa.

The charity has earned a reputation for providing a highly efficient solution for funding wildlife conservation programmes. We partner with the most effective local organisations, investing in their in-depth knowledge and expertise.  By supporting and nurturing their conservation programmes, we help accelerate growth from an innovative idea to a scalable solution.

For almost 30 years, we have helped pioneer an impressive range of successful conservation initiatives across more than 20 countries, increasing vital protection for over 10 million acres of land and more than 40 different threatened species. From the savannahs of Kenya to the deserts of Namibia, we’re working towards a future in which people and wildlife can thrive across the African continent.


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Siren works to promote conservation of wildlife and human well-being.

Siren create educational materials, activities, talks and experiences which are scientifically cutting edge and beautiful to look at. Their aim is to engage people so they know what is at stake and what they can do to help.

Siren opens people’s minds and hearts to Nature and nurtures that connection.



UNAFAS is a Pan African association, registered and with headquarters in Yaounde Cameroon. 

Its Conservation Values Programme was established in 2004 and works with education and conservation actors to mainstream conservation and environmental education. UNAFAS CVP works with teachers, schools, education authorities, community and workplace groups to develop interest and positive attitudes and behaviours towards the natural environment.

UNAFAS has used PACE resources since 2006, became a national Hub in 2013 and with Education & Training Africa has been coordinating PACE since 2016.


PACE was launched with funding from the Vodafone Foundation.  ICAP sponsored the French version and DHL provide logistical support.