New Publication: Conservancies as local institutions for regional resilience in Zambezi, Namibia

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted global production networks and challenged the re¬silience of regional economies to external shocks. The tourism sector was severely affected by the travel bans imposed, as were regions characterised by tourism development, such as Zambezi in northern Namibia. Nonetheless, with the support of the national government, conservancies, as local governance institutions, partly maintained the distribution of value from tourism throughout the pandemic and strengthened agriculture-tourism linkages to achieve long-term transformation. These findings suggest that local institutions are able to create regional resilience through their capacity to drive adaptation and adaptability in a diversified regional economy.

Hulke, C, Kalvelage, L, Kairu, J, Revilla Diez, J, Rutina, L 2022, ‘Navigating through the storm: conservancies as local institutions for regional resilience in Zambezi, Namibia‘, Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, Full text, DOI.

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