Africa Foundation was founded in 1992 to uplift, up-skill and empower people living in key rural communities close to conservation areas. Africa Foundation believes that conservation is best served by ensuring that the benefits of conservation are shared by the communities that live in, and are the stewards of, conservation landscapes. It enables this by working with communities to enable them to access, utilise and manage these benefits. This is most effective when investments are visible, relevant and aligned with community priorities. We work in 73 communities, that live in and around the 10 conservation landscapes, in 6 countries.
Africa Foundation builds long term relationships with communities and local conservation agencies to enable the development and implementation of projects identified by these communities and agencies. Working in complete collaboration with community members, government and other stakeholders, we ensure that the appropriate structures are in place to guarantee the long-term sustainability of all projects developed and supported.