Co-Director of the Zambezi Region Program
of Integrated Rural Development &
Nature Conservation (IRDNC)
Thursday April 3, Mc103, 6-7pm
Meet & Greet 5-5:50, Battin Lounge (Mc109)
For almost two decades, Ms. Matota has been at the forefront of facilitating community-based natural resource management in Namibia. Due in part to her work, there are now 14 community-based organizations in the Zambezi Region that manage wildlife and other natural resources while generating benefits from trophy hunting and tourism. Ms. Matota has spearheaded a craft development program in the region, leading to more than 300 crafters improving their skills and livelihoods through the sale of handmade baskets and other products. Ms. Matota’s greatest legacy to date has been her promotion of women’s participation in natural resource management, and her leadership in community health programs.