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On 26 August 2011, the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) Secretariat’s offices were officially opened by Mr Kitso Mokaila, Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism of Botswana and Mr Dirk Niebel, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany. Standing in the middle, is Mr Sedia Modise, Regional Coordinator for KAZA TFCA. The German Federal Ministry for Cooperation and Development, through KfW, is the main supporter of the KAZA TFCA development.
Mr Werner Myburgh, Chief Executive Officer of Peace Parks Foundation, a development partner of KAZA TFCA, shakes hands with Mr Kitso Mokaila, Minister of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism of Botswana. Standing next to Mr Myburgh, is Dr Tomaz Salomão, Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat. Next to Mr Salomão, is Mr Francis Nhema, Minister of Environment and Tourism of Zimbabwe, and on the far right is Mr Dirk Niebel, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany.
KAZA TFCA is a Southern African Development Community (SADC) project, which means that it encapsulates the SADC vision of regional integration and the SADC objectives for promoting the wise use of natural resources and effective protection of the natural environment.