Development and Adoption of a Strategic Action Program for Balancing Water Uses and Sustainable Natural Resource Management in the Orange-Senqu River Transboundary Basin
"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), 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."
|Project Website URL:||http://www.orasecom.org/|
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|Project Status||CEO Endorsed|
Apr 24, 2008 12:00 AM
May 30, 2013 05:00 AM
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:||Moderately Satisfactory|
|DO Rating:||Moderately Unsatisfactory|
|Countries:||Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa|
|Lead Implementing Agency||United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)|