Former President Mkapa: Protecting Africa’s wild lands and wildlife means protecting Africa’s future

These are remarks by H.E. Benjamin William Mkapa, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania and Patron of the African Leadership Forum (2014 – 2020) at the sixth ALF, held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania from 29 – 30 August, 2019.

The Forum, under the theme “Promoting Good Natural Resource Management for Socio-economic Transformation in Africa” sought to provide a platform to reflect the potential for land, wildlife, fishery and forestry in fostering socio-economic transformation in Africa and address the noted widespread unsustainable use of natural resources across the continent as well as the anticipated socio-economic, environmental and climate change consequences.