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Southern African Regional Program for the Environment (SAREP) South Africa

Afrique du Sud

Titre : Southern African Regional Program for the Environment (SAREP) South Africa

Country : Afrique du Sud

Sector : Environment and Global Climate Change

Project Timeline : 05/01/2010 - 05/01/2015

Project description
This program strengthens regional capacities of the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM), national and local governments, and communities within Angola, Botswana, and Namibia to improve management of transboundary natural resources which are critical for ecosystem services, wildlife, and sustainable development. The program aims to improve livelihoods ; promote more effective ecosystem management ; and to strengthen institutions to better manage and govern water and ecosystem resources. USAID assisted OKACOM to finalize a five-year framework to ensure the sound management of water and ecosystem resources in this Basin. Through this program, USAID strengthened the capacity of more than 11,000 people living in the region to manage their water resources. For example, eighteen water user groups were initiated in Namibia and 80 community members were trained in water planning, monitoring, and improved sanitation techniques. Satellite imagery, web-based information and mobile phone technology have been combined for use in policy decision support tools and have resulted in more effective early flood warning systems for priority disaster prone communities who are likely to be most heavily impacted by future climatic change.

Présentation (USAID)

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