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Africa Foundation

Empowering communities and enabling conservation

“To achieve the long-term sustainability of irreplaceable wilderness areas, it is vital that our neighbouring communities see meaningful benefits from conservation.”
Sheila Surgey / CEO Africa Foundation

For over 26 years, &Beyond, in partnership with our community development partner, Africa Foundation, have been working collaboratively towards our three core conservation drivers: Care of the Land, Wildlife, and People. In line with this shared vision, Africa Foundation aims to facilitate the empowerment and development of people living within protected wildlife areas in Africa by forging unique partnerships between conservation initiatives and local communities, thus making these initiatives relevant to the people.

The methodology

Africa Foundation’s methodology is based on a collaborative and consultative approach with community leadership. The foundation listens to the communities’ own identified needs, and provides guidance where necessary. They continue to work directly with the community until the completion of the project, ensuring donor money and time is well invested for future generations.

Africa Foundation’s impact

The projects that Africa Foundation supports are based on two simple principles – they are grounded in community participation and are driven by local leadership.

Partnership with local stakeholders is critical for the success of the projects and the Foundation plays a pivotal role in facilitating the relationship between communities, local government and &Beyond.

Africa Foundation focuses on four key development areas:

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Small business development
  • Environment and conservation

For more information go to Africa Foundation