The Southern Africa CBNRM Forum (SACF) is an umbrella organization that provides a "platform" or "space" for people or different types of organizations/institutions to discuss various issues, to draw lessons and mobilize resources needed for addressing CBNRM aspects. It also provides a platform for stakeholder dialogue, facilitation, and exchange of information, co-ordination and co-operation on community-based management of natural resources.
Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) in southern Africa is an approach to conservation and development that recognizes the rights of local people to manage and benefit from their natural resources, ultimately to the conservation benefit of these resources.
At this present moment, the Regional CBNRM Programme which is secretariat to SACF is managed by WWF Zambia in Lusaka though Zimbabwe Country Office has a component which it partly administers. The seven key countries that are currently involved in SACF in the region are Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.