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Legado Initiative

Presence in: United States
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice

At Legado, we catalyze legacy-driven leadership to support a floruishing 
future for the people and biodiversity of Africa. Our flagship intiative, Legado: Namuli seeks to advance the formal protection of the globally important biodiversity of Mount Namuli through a community based natural resource management approach. We are currently in the process of completing a feasibility study and participatory rural appraisal within the communities surrounding Mount Namuli. We would appreciate the opportunity to interact with other mountain conservation projects that have used a community based conservation model to achieve rural development and conservation goals.

Legado’s second initiative is the Legado: Fellows Initiative which targets university students as well as junior staff of NGOs and government agencies to provide integrated, multidisciplinary training to cultivate a dynamic and connected approach to conservation, science, economic development, and leadership. Our program builds on the success of our 2015 Symposium, composed of twenty-seven African Fellows (over 50% from Mozambique and others from Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South America) and six US Fellows.

People Associated With This Organization

Eric Wilburn

United States  
Legado Initiative
Joined July 2016
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Land & Natural Resources
At Legado, we catalyze legacy-driven leadership to support a floruishing 
future for the people and biodiversity of Africa. Our flagship intiative, Legado: Namuli seeks to advance the formal protection of the globally important biodiversity of Mount Namuli through a community based natural resource management approach. We are currently in the process of completing a feasibility study and participatory rural appraisal within the communities surrounding Mount Namuli. We would appreciate the opportunity to interact with other mountain conservation projects that have used a community based conservation model to achieve rural development and conservation goals.

Legado's second initiative is the Legado: Fellows Initiative which targets university students as well as junior staff of NGOs and government agencies to provide integrated, multidisciplinary training to cultivate a dynamic and connected approach to conservation, science, economic development, and leadership. Our program builds on the success of our 2015 Symposium, composed of twenty-seven African Fellows (over 50% from Mozambique and others from Namibia, Zimbabwe, and South America) and six US Fellows.

Filipa Oitavén

Netherlands  
Legado Initiative
Joined May 2020
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Health, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
We are Legado Namuli, an NGO working across hand-in-hand with the communities of Mount Namuli in Gurué, Zambézia to build thriving futures and protect the biodiverse mountains that they call home. Looking for partners to connect Namuli's communities with a rapid and inclusive response through COVID-19 and beyond.
Eric Wilburn is the network champion (main point of contact) for Legado Initiative.

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