Preservation of natural resources through indigenous knowledge.
Preservation of natural resources through indigenous knowledge.
The project aims to develop a cultural centre in order to promote indigenous knowledge in human wildlife co-existence strategies and preservation of natural resources. The project is aimed at 1.To develop a cultural centre 2.To promote indigenous knowledge on human wildlife co-existence strategies and conservation of natural resources 3. Preservation of traditional culture through ecotourism. This project is expected to promote indigenous knowledge on human wildlife co-existence strategies. Through the use of questionnaires and other ways of gathering information, the elders in the community of Xere will be requested to contribute in producing a manual in which all indigenous knowledge of preserving natural resources and human wildlife eco-existence are recorded. The manual will be a used tool which will be used to combat some human wildlife conflicts that normally lead to fatalities or injuries as a result of not knowing ways of interacting with wild animals.
The community will also have a cultural centre in which all cultural events will be held. The
cultural centre is expected to attract tourists that will in turn bring foreign exchange earnings
hence livelihoods are improved and traditional culture will be preserved through eco-tourism
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Project Snapshot

Xere Conservation Trust
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 45,100.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 5,808.33
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
It is expected that once the project kick-starts, job opportunities will be created for the local community. The job opportunities will be created during and after the construction. The project plot lies along the Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR) route, hence the advantage of tourists passing by the cultural centre before proceeding with their journey to CKGR; this will in turn generate income to the trust as they will be offering traditional cuisine and selling curios. On the other hand, Basarwa are known for their love of culture thus this project present a perfect opportunity for the community to preserve and market their culture.
Gender Focus
The community of the target area are known to have well-knit families and often perform duties together such as rearing of livestock, equal participation in cultural activities. The community of Xere are a good example of a community practicing gender equality. In this project, both women and men will be presented with equal opportunities to implement the project from inception until the project is running.
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Botswana Government

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Mr Gakeratege N/A Popego
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