ConnecTALKS: Conservation Kabunga
About the Event
During this 2 hour interactive session, we are privileged to be joined by a dynamic and esteemed group of speakers, who are all at the top of their fields and share a common passion for conservation in Africa.
From Lord William Hague’s keynote speech to charting the way forward in the fight against IWT, to controlling the narrative through media, expect this ConnecTALKS to be hard hitting and inspiring.
Following the session, join us for an informal social in the Connections Way to mix, chat and share stories over a drink or bite to eat!
10am New York (EDT) | 3pm London (BST) | 4pm Zimbabwe (CAT) | 6pm Dubai (GST)
Wednesday, 31st March - Day One
Keynote Speech by Lord William Hague
Lord Hague's keynote address will set the tone of this inaugural Conservation Kabunga. His respected and decorated public pedigree, combined with his close working relationship on wildlife conservation with Prince William will undoubtedly give depth of purpose to the talk he delivers on 31 March.
ZCA-UfW Introduction with Luke Brown
The United for Wildlife effort has won global acclaim due to its ability to bring together the world's most powerful Financial and Transport taskforces in the fight against the Illegal Wildlife Trade. The Zambesia Conservation Alliance has a crucial role to play in supporting UfW in its efforts by bringing the frontlines for conservation in the Zambesia region to the top table.
The Lay of the Land & the Way Forward with Ivan Carter
Ivan Carter is one of the best narrators around the subject of conservation in Zambesia. His reputation as a powerful conservationist precedes him. He has the ability to passionately cultivate the audience and in so doing concisely explain a very complicated subject with ease. Both the advanced and novice conservationist can take a great deal away with them after listening to him.
Break & Video Showcase
Introducing the Science of Conservation with Merlyn Nomsa Nkomo
Listen to the youthful and exuberant Merlyn, a refreshing academic whiz woman, spark hope for the future of conservation in Africa, as she delivers this brief but extremely insightful talk.
Controlling the Narrative - #MediaForConservation
Led by Richard Madden with Maggie Mutangiri & Yvonne Mtengwa.
For too long the Zambesia region's wildlife conservation stories have been told by those that are not entirely in touch with the realities on the ground. This panel deep dives into how the conservation narrative can be dominated by the real stories from the frontline and subsequently do justice to them on the world stage.
The Fight Against IWT
With Nick Holme, William Brown and Ever Chinoda
Now the 3rd biggest crime in the world after Human Trafficking and Drug Smuggling, the time for glossing over the Illegal Wildlife Trade has gone. The panel will enlighten the audience as to what must happen to tackle this growing monster of our time.