Scale Up Africa

Edwin Tambara on why Africans should take the lead on conservation conversations

July 17, 2020 Scale Up Africa Podcast Season 1 Episode 12
Scale Up Africa
Edwin Tambara on why Africans should take the lead on conservation conversations
Show Notes

In this episode we chat to Edwin Tambara who is the Director of External Affairs with the African Wildlife Foundation in Washington, D.C. Growing up in Domboshawa in Zimbabwe, Edwin learnt early on how much human life and activity depends on natural resources as well as the negative impact of a growing human population on limited natural resources. 

In our chat, Edwin makes the connection between conservation and the everyday struggles of power cuts and water rations to the bigger picture of how nature is currently subsidising government and household spending. Edwin also shares what he now knows about why Africans should take the lead on conservation conversations—given our development trajectory. 

We also discuss the increasing need for entrepreneurs to pay attention to and identify the abundant opportunities within the business of conservation.

Connect with Edwin on the following platforms: @emtambara | Website

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