Breaking Down Employment Barriers In Zambia: Increasing Opportunities for Female Community Scouts

In Zambia, Game Management Areas are patrolled by joint teams of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) Wildlife Officers and Community Scouts sourced from local communities. Community Scout jobs are disproportionately held by men due to gender biases and stereotypes. USAID is working with the DNPW, conservation NGOs, community resource management groups, and the private sector to increase gender equality and create a pipeline of women Community Scouts, increasing women’s participation and leadership in natural resource management.