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Damien Mander of The Game Changers with Dinner

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for a special conversation with Damien Mander, Founder & CEO of Akashinga, on community-based conservation efforts in Southern and East Africa. Akashinga, formerly International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), is an innovative nature conservation organization that creates resilient ecosystems where nature, wildlife and communities will thrive together for years to come. Akashinga’ s approach to protecting nature at scale elevates and empowers communities and women as leaders protecting wildlife and the critical wilderness landscapes they call home. In a world where challenges like biodiversity loss, climate upheaval, and human welfare are inherently connected, climate justice solutions must also intertwine. In collaboration with local communities, Akashinga safeguards more than 9 million acres of invaluable wilderness, nurturing a planet protected for generations.

Enjoy an organic, whole plant dinner at GreenFare. Lecture at 2:00pm and dinner following.

A delicious dinner will be provided:
Organic Heirloom Tomato Arugula Salad
Organic Crisp Enoki Mushrooms over Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Organic Marinara Sauce (Gluten)
Organic Chocolate Nut Pie (Nuts)

A delicious custom GreenFare organic, whole plant dinner is $60. 20% tip included. Buy TICKETS

About Damien Mander:

Damien Mander is an Australia-born, Zimbabwe-based environmentalist. In 2009 while travelling through Africa post-military, he was inspired by the plight of wildlife. Liquidating his life savings, he established the non-profit Akashinga, formerly known as the International Anti-Poaching Foundation (IAPF), to usher in a new era of community-based, results-driven conservation in which all life can thrive.

Damien is also the co-founder of LEAD Ranger — an innovative, ISO 9001 certified, internationally recognised leadership training programme whose clients include some of the most reputable conservation organisations in Africa — as well as the Conservation Landscape Alliance (CLA), a collective of organisations working together to achieve landscape-scale conservation in the community owned wilderness areas of Africa.

He is the winner of the 2019 Winsome Constance Kindness Gold Medal, a prestigious international recognition for services to animals and humanity. Past recipients include Sir David Attenborough and Dr Jane Goodall. He was featured in the James Cameron documentaries The Game Changers and National Geographic’s Akashinga – The Brave Ones about his work with the all-female Akashinga Rangers. His TEDx talk at the Sydney Opera House on speciesism has been translated into 27 languages. He is a resident on the National Geographic Live Speakers Bureau and has spoken at the United Nations as well as Harvard University. He was featured in June 2019’s National Geographic Magazine, three times on 60 Minutes, and has been recognised by the Dutch Government as a Gender Champion.


June 15
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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