Who we are

The Zambia CBNRM Forum was established in 2005 and launched by the Former Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources (MTENR) with the aim to reduce poverty through community based management of natural resources.

The Forum’s focus is around creating secure livelihoods for communities in Zambia through sustainable utilisation of natural resources that includes; forestry, fisheries, water, agriculture, land and wildlife.

The ZCBNRM Forum works with organisations across Zambia to share best practice, learning and create a unilateral voice in influencing policy and government decision makers on Natural Resource Management .

The Forum has a Secretariat based at WWF’s Offices in Long Acres, Lusaka. We additionally have regional offices in Livingstone and Namwala.

GOAL: To improve rural livelihoods at the household level through sustainable management of natural resources by communities in Zambia.

Key objectives:

  • To promote community based approaches to the wise use and sustainable management of natural resources for rural development and sustainable livelihoods
  • To advocate for the formulation and implementation of appropriate legal and policy frameworks that support CBNRM equitable sharing of costs and benefits
  • To facilitate dialogue, development and adoption of best practices for sustainable utilization and management of natural resources in Zambia

The Forum has the following Thematic Working Groups

  • Policy and Legislation
  • Management Oriented Monitoring Systems
  • Performance Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Community based Enterprise Development combined with CBO Institutional Capacity Building
  • CBNRM Training

Contact Information:

Noah Chongo – National Coordinator : nchongo.zcbnrm@gmail.com 

General queries –  zcbnrm.org@gmail.com

Pauline Carron – Programmes Officer : pcarron.zcbnrm@gmail.com

Zambia Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Forum
C/O WWF Zambia Office, P.O.Box 50551 RW Lusaka, Phone : +260 97 8482164