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Development and Adoption of a Strategic Action Program for Balancing Water Uses and Sustainable Natural Resource Management in the Orange-Senqu River Transboundary Basin

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GEF ID: 2701
Project Category: Foundational
Project Description:

"The overall goal of the Project is to improve the management of the Orange Basin’s trans-boundary water resources through Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) approaches that remediate threats and root causes. The Project will develop mechanisms to ensure the cooperative and sustainable use of the land and water resources of the Orange River Basin; develop regionally based and agreed upon short, medium, and long term management objectives and strategies for the river basin; build capacity for adaptive management approaches to river basin management; develop and implement measures to sustain and enhance overall environmental health within the basin; create a comprehensive stakeholder involvement program; and strengthen regionally based institutions, particularly the Orange-Senqu River Basin Commission (ORASECOM; http://orasecom.org), to ensure the long term sustainability of interventions. The Project will create synergies with and build upon a range of initiatives being undertaken in the Basin by the four countries and those of donor bodies. The focus of GEF involvement will be on addressing transboundary water management issues, as identified in priority sequence through a transboundary diagnostic analysis (TDA) process, and addressed in a Strategic Action Program (SAP). GEF funding will be drawn upon for preparation of the comprehensive TDA and SAP, and the implementation of select interventions identified in the SAP as regional priorities."

 


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http://undp.orasecom.org/
Region: Africa
Sub-Region: Southern Africa
Basin:
Ecosystem: River
Project Contacts:
  • Ms. Akiko Yamamoto
    Regional Technical Adviser , United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),
  • Mr. Christoph Mor
    Senior Project manager, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), Orange-Senqu Strategic Action Programme
  • Mr. Peter Van Niekerk
    Water Resources Engineering Expert & ORASECOM Commissioner, South Africa, Guangdong Pearl River Delta Urban Environment Project,
  • Mr. Rapule Jacob Pule
    Water Resource Specialist, Orange-Senqu River Commission,
  • Lenka Thamae
    Executive Secretary, Orange-Senqu River Commission, Orange-Senqu River Commission,
  • Ms. Constance Masalila-Dodo
    Scientific Officer, United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS),
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Project Documents:
ICPDR Danube Study
General Information:
Project Type FSP
Project Status Project Closure
Start Date
Apr 24, 2008 12:00 AM
End Date
May 30, 2013 12:00 AM
 
GEF characteristic:
Strategic Priority IW-4
Operational Programme OP9 - Integrated Ecosystem and Resource Management
Focal Area International Waters
GEF Allocation to project 7.00M US$
Total Cost of the project: 37.16M US$
IP Rating: 3
DO Rating: 2
 
Partners:
Countries: Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa
Lead Implementing Agency United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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