The Rangewide Cheetah and Wild Dog Conservation Program initiated a coming together of professionals from the field of human wildlife conflict (HWC) in an attempt to forge a new Africa-wide working group to promote sustainable human wildlife coexistence. The initial meeting took place in Nairobi, Kenya on the 16th - 17th January 2018 and was attended by 16 of the most influential conservationists and pioneers in the field of human wildlife coexistence. This event acted as a brainstorming session that would be the basis behind building the working group into a useful platform for consolidating techniques, sharing ideas and coming together to make sustainable change in the field. The first actions of the group involved creating the framework for the scientific paper that would highlight the complexities of conflict and the important roles that governments and policy-makers make in the conflict process. Also the group brainstormed for the development of an app that will be used to mitigate HWC in the field. Sharing ideas is a very useful tool in the world of HWC and gatherings like this are incredibly valuable to learn about new techniques, as well as being a great opportunity to forge meaningful partnerships. We are excited to be part of this new collaboration and we will continue to pave the way forward with new frontiers for conservation and coexistence.