Kariba REDD+ Project

Climate Smart Agriculture

  Climate Smart agriculture, also called Conservation farming is a no till approach.  No plough is used to till the soil.  The lack of tilling maintains soil particle size meaning that more water can infiltrate deeper.  This, with the extra organic matter added to the soil makes farms more resistant to drought, and also to erosion. Soils contain carbon dioxide and extensive ploughing or hand-tilling releases all this carbon dioxide into the atmosphere increasing greenhouse gas emissions. In ‘Conservation Farming’ permanent [...]

PACE – helping people adapt to climate change

Africa bears little blame for the world's current climate crisis, yet is one of the continents most effected by and most vulnerable to climate change and variability.  Isn't it ironic that after a connecting with kids in the UK and USA  over the summer, 16 year old Ruth Mbabazi in rural Uganda (Gasiza parish) said she'd learned "that the whole world is fighting against climate change, I thought we were the only ones doing it" It is because people across Africa [...]

PACE, Climate change, Wildlife and Communities in Africa –

      Climate change is already impacting on the daily lives of people in rural and urban Africa and it is a massive issue for conservation.  Climate Change is affecting the livelihoods and well being of people, is having an impact on ecosystems and on wildlife - impacts which are inextricably linked, and exacerbate each other. It has not gone unnoticed at PACE that the number of requests from wildlife rangers for ideas and materials to resolve conflict between local communities [...]

Carbon Green Africa engaging communities with conservation in Zimbabwe

Late in November Charles Khumalo organised a PACE Quiz competition for children from schools in the Mola area, Kariba, in northern Zimbabwe. Charles is a head game scout, a local man, and passionate about helping his communities to develop, while living peacefully alongside the wildlife around them. He was introduced to PACE in 2017 and quickly appreciated the potential of it's problem-solving approach. He has started running interschool quizzes to encourage children and their teachers to learn about and find solutions [...]

Mainstreaming Conservation Education

The new PACE Educators Guide shows teachers how conservation education can both make their job easier and enhance student learning.  Conservation and environmental education can make the learning process, whether in early childhood, primary or secondary, in science, arts, social studies or project work more meaningful and improve outcomes.  PACE (Pan African Conservation Education) thereby supports core teaching and learning while simultaneously building conservation values - win : win for schools, learners and conservation. Appreciating this, the Kariba District Schools Inspector, [...]

Building Conservation Education Capacity in Zimbabwe

Experts from Sebakwe Conservation and Education Centre (SCEC) and the Kariba REDD+ Project in Zimbabwe came together for a PACE training at SCEC the 19th - 21st August.   It was designed and facilitated by SCEC Manager and PACE Champion, Palloma Pachiti.  Palloma has been supporting Kariba REDD+ in their Conservation Education for more than a year and both sides were keen to train up a resource person on the Kariba staff. Charles Khumalo, pictured right, heads a team of rangers [...]