About NACSO

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Community conservation is about managing natural resources sustainably to generate returns for rural people

The Namibian Association of Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) Support Organisations (NACSO) is an association comprising 8 Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) and the University of Namibia. Learn about NACSO members here.

The purpose of NACSO is to provide quality services to rural communities seeking to manage and utilise their natural resources in a sustainable manner.

The philosophy of forming NACSO was to harness the wide range of skills available in Government, NGOs and the University of Namibia into a complementary nation-wide CBNRM support service. The rationale behind this is that it is unlikely that any single institution houses all of the skills, resources and capacity to provide community organisations with the multi-disciplinary assistance that is required to develop the broad range of CBNRM initiatives taking place in Namibia. These skills include advice on governance and institutional issues, on natural resources management and assistance with financial and business planning.