Khama Rhino Sanctuary Integrated Fire Management Program
Khama Rhino Sanctuary Integrated Fire Management Program
Botswana experiences uncontrolled wildfires every year between August and October when climatic conditions cause fires to be intense and affect large areas. Uncontrolled wildfires fires are a hazard to life, property and affect land use and sustainability of community livelihoods. Community Based Fire Management (CBFiM) is where the community play an integral role in the management of fire throughout the landscape. The Khama Rhino Sanctuary as a well established Community Based Organisation and Project is an ideal scenario to implement an innovative CBFiM initiative involving managing Fire as a Resource to maximise the benefits of fire and minimise the negative impacts of wildfires to alleviate poverty and sustain livelihoods in Botswana.

The primary objectives of the Project is to develop and implement an Integrated Fire Management Program 2009 / 2010 as a CBFiM initiative that enables the KRST to effectively manage Wildfires, Land Use and the Environment of the Khama Rhino Sanctuary to maximise the benefits of the Sanctuary to the community.

Integrating adjoining neighbours including communal, leasehold and state lands will develop the capacity of the surrounding community to maximise the benefits of their areas through the CBFiM initiative.
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Project Snapshot

Khama Rhino Sanctuary Trust
Area Of Work:
Multifocal Area
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 209,889.77
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 17,584.10
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
CBFiM is inherently based upon the community and thier participation will be ensured through the key involvement of the KRST and neighbouring communities / land managers in the development and implementation of the Project from commencement to completion. Specifically this will involve the Project Activities of Establishing Fire Management Brigades within the neighbouring communities; Participation in the Training and Skills Transfer Program; Developing Khama Rhino Sanctuary Integrated Fire Management Program; Implementing the Fire Management Program; Monitoring the Fire Management Program; and Reporting on the Fire Management Program.
Capacity - Building Component
Capacity building is one of the principle focal points of the Project, highlighted by the Project Activity of Training and Skills Transfer Program that will be delivered to: - Khama Rhino Sanctuary Fire Management Brigade - Neighbour Property Fire Management Brigade
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Grantee Contact

Mr Moremi Tjibae
Phone: +267 4630713


P O Box 10
Serowe , SADC ,


SGP Country office contact

Ms. Abigail Engleton
+267 363-3767
Mr Baboloki Autlwetse


UN Building, Government Enclave Corner Khama Crescent & President Drive P O Box 54
Gaborone, SADC