AWF Signs Memorandum of Understanding with COMESA

Kigali, Rwanda

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA). The Memorandum will enable AWF and COMESA to work more closely to ensure that wildlife habitats are least negatively impacted while Africa implements its development agenda.

“By signing this Memorandum, AWF is strengthening impactful advocacy efforts to inspire African leadership at every level to champion a development agenda with conservation at its core,” said Mr. Sebunya. “As the primary advocate for wildlife and wild lands on the continent, we want to inspire, educate, and empower with alternative options that provide safeguards for sustainable investment decisions,” Mr. Sebunya added.

At the Summit, The African Wildlife Foundation highlighted the importance of ecosystems as a critical element of development and investment and encouraged businesses and governments in attendance to consider investing in conservation of ecosystems as the continent’s economic resilience is directly tied to it’s natural systems.

Editor’s note: To schedule an interview with President Sebunya, please contact Kennedy Wekesa at +2540711063000 or kwekesa@awf.org. Images of the signing are also available upon request.