“In 2012, President Ian Khama of Botswana co-hosted with CI the Summit for Sustainability in Africa. The Summit was attended by heads of state and ministers from 10 African nations, corporate leaders, and other thought leaders, and together they set the path to tackle the urgent issue of growing the economy of their respective countries while also ensuring the protection of their vital natural resources like forests and fresh water. The result: a sea change in the way these forward-thinking African nations are choosing to develop…”

This video was created by the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa, in partnership with Conservation International.