Management of Ecosystem Services for Nature Conservation and Human Well-being in Africa
The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP)
organizes regional conferences every other year. This year Togo is hosting the Africa regional conference.
This conference is organized to draw attention to the key role ecosystems are playing in the development of the economy, human well-being, and culture in (Sub-Saharan) Africa. In spite of all the benefits of ecosystem services (or Nature’s Contributions to People), the ecosystems providing them are facing many threats affecting the livelihoods and resilience of local communities.
Therefore, the theme of the conference is 'Management of Ecosystem Services for Nature Conservation and Human Well-being in Africa'. The conference welcomes everyone with an interest in the conservation, restoration and sustainable management of ‘Nature’s Contributions to People’ in Africa and its association with human well-being.
The ESP Africa Regional Conference is part of the bi-annual cycle of ESP regional conferences around the globe. ESP conferences
are open to both ESP members
and non-members. ESP members receive significant reductions to the conference registration fee and other benefits, however. ESP conferences are structured around the themes of the many ESP Working Groups