While supporting key wildlife conservation partnerships through strategic monitoring, research and management, we also work tirelessly to make sure that rural communities living adjacent to the protected areas benefit from these wilderness areas – and incorporate sustainable rangeland and natural resource management on communal areas.
Our Strategic Community Partnerships and Biodiversity Social Community Projects support local partners’ needs and aspirations. Aiming to achieve much more than just job creation, we are seeking to extend the benefits to local supply-chain sourcing; the procurement of arts, crafts and fresh produce; and supporting rural economies through enterprise development and use of local service providers.
In turn, communities deriving benefit and value from these protected areas and surrounding catchments are often proud conservation ambassadors and long-term custodians supporting the survival of these wilderness areas for generations to come.
The SLT has two flagship Community Partnership Projects:
We have a long-standing commitment to digital literacy – most recently through a partnership with the Good Work Foundation, an independent NGO, which operates world-class digital learning campuses in the region. From 2018-2020, the SLT was the key sponsor of the Justicia Digital Learning Campus.
Other key community partnership projects:
The SLT’s community partnership programmes have seen many success stories unfold over the years. To read more about these inspiring projects, click here
The SLT also provided extensive support to vulnerable communities during the Covid lockdown periods.