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Strategic Action Programme for the Orange-Senqu River Basin

The SAP is based on an assessment of the priority environmental concerns as identified by the Orange–Senqu Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA), a scientific and technical assessment of the priority environmental concerns and shared management issues in the basin. For the priority issues, the analysis identifies the scale and distribution of the environmental and socio-economic impacts at national and basin levels and, through an analysis of the root causes, identifies potential remedial and/ or preventative actions. The SAP defines technical and management interventions to address these priority concerns at the basin-wide level. It was developed through an extensive consultation process and has been validated at basin-wide level in order to ensure that it reflects the priorities of the four basin states. It is well aligned with applicable regional agreements and policies, as well as the national development and sector plans of the basin states. he development of this Strategic Action Programme (SAP) was funded by the Governments of Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa, as well as the Global Environment Facility (GEF). The SAP development process was facilitated by four national facilitators: Felix Monggae (Botswana), Palesa Mokorosi (Lesotho), Viviane Kinyaga (Namibia), Brian Hollingworth (South Africa), and the regional coordinator, Daniel Malzbender. Overall policy and technical guidance was provided by the ORASECOM Secretariat, namely the Executive Secretary, Lenka Thamae, Water Resources Specialist, Rapule Pule, and the UNDP–GEF Senior Project Manager, Christoph Mor. Endorsement on 7 August 2014.

2701: Development and Adoption of a Strategic Action Program for Balancing Water Uses and Sustainable Natural Resource Management in the Orange-Senqu River Transboundary Basin

01 Jan 2016


Strategic Action Programme for the Orange-Senqu River Basin.pdf

Lenka Thamae