AfriMAB

Kafa Biosphere Reserve, Ethiopia

The AfriMAB network was created by the "Regional Conference for Forging Cooperation on Africa's Biosphere Reserves for Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Development" which took place in Dakar (Senegal) in 1996.

The network aims at promoting regional co-operation in the fields of biodiversity, conservation and sustainable development through transborder projects, which are primarily based in biosphere reserves.

To increase efficiency, four thematic sub-networks were created which correspond to:

  • zoning and improving biosphere reserve functioning;
  • biosphere reserves and local communities; stakeholders/social actors;
  • participation and income-sharing;
  • transboundary biosphere reserves;
  • logistic support function of biosphere reserves.

African MAB Network Bureau

  • Chair: Nigeria
  • Vice-Chair & Coordinator for Central Africa: Cameroon
  • Vice-Chair & Coordinator for East Africa: Kenya
  • Vice-Chair & Coordinator for Southern Africa: South Africa
  • Vice-Chair & Coordinator for West Africa: Côte d'Ivoire

The 4th General Assembly of the African Network of Biosphere Reserves (AfriMAB) took place in Accra, Ghana, from 24-27 November 2015.

The 5th General Assembly of the African Network of Biosphere Reserves (AfriMAB) took place in Ibadan, Nigeria from 12-15 September 2017.

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