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Status on Key Actions

PoWPA Key Action Implementation Progress Global Average
1.1: To establish and strengthen national and regional systems of protected areas integrated into a global network as a contribution to globally agreed goals 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
1.3: To establish and strengthen regional networks, transboundary protected areas (TBPAs) and collaboration between neighbouring protected areas across national boundaries 3 - Significant progress, nearly complete 1
1.4: To substantially improve site-based protected area planning and management 4 - Activity completed 2
1.5: To prevent and mitigate the negative impacts of key threats to protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
2.1: To promote equity and benefit-sharing 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
2.2: To enhance and secure involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
2.1: Progress in assessing protected area governance 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.1: To provide an enabling policy, institutional and socio-economic environment for protected areas 4 - Activity completed 2
3.1: Progress in assessing the contribution of protected areas to local and national economies 1 - Just started, limited progress 1
3.2: To build capacity for the planning, establishment and management of protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 2
3.3: To develop, apply and transfer appropriate technologies for protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
3.4: To ensure financial sustainability of protected areas and national and regional systems of protected areas 2 - Activity fully underway 1
3.5: To strengthen communication, education and public awareness 4 - Activity completed 2
4.1: To develop and adopt minimum standards and best practices for national and regional protected area systems 2 - Activity fully underway 1
4.2: To evaluate and improve the effectiveness of protected areas management 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.3: To assess and monitor protected area status and trends 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
4.4: To ensure that scientific knowledge contributes to the establishment and effectiveness of protected areas and protected area systems 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1
Progress in incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas 0 - Not yet begun, no progress 1

Priority Actions

2012 - 2016

Empower Protected area managers to undertake management effectiveness assessment of all protected areas in the country.
2013 $600,000
2013 $600,000 Assessment of the management effectiveness of all the PAs in Botswana
Undertake protected area capacity needs assessment.
2012 - 2020
Establishing an effective PA monitoring system
2013 - 2014 $100,000
2013 - 2014 $100,000 Development of the PA Monitoring System
2013 - 2014 Training of PA staff to implement the system
Incorporating climate change aspects into protected areas
2012 - 2020
Assessing the values and contribution of protected areas to the national and local economies and to achieving MDGs
2012 - 2020
Undertake gap analysis for all protected areas in the country.
2013 - 2015 $345,000
2013 - 2014 $20,000 Gap analysis in Staffing requirement, resources requirement, and skills inventory and requirement, for effective protected areas management for all protected areas in the country.
2013 - 2014 $25,000 Gap analysis of Legal framework and sector policies to ensure mainstreaming
2014 - 2015 $300,000 Reviewing and updating appropriate sectorial policies and legislation, including strengthening of community involvement in conservation.
Protected area Integration into wider landscape and mainstreaming of biodiversity with other sectors and ecosystem
2013 - 2016 $500,000
2013 - 2014 $100,000 Consultation workshops on land use issues and wildlife corridors
2014 - 2015 $200,000 Identify and engage a consultant, to do land use analysis and conflict resolution
2016 $200,000 Implementation of corridor management plans

GEF Projects

Botswana is a member of a constituency comprised of the following 10 countries : Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe
Name Focus Approved On Completed On Status Grant Cofinance
National Biodiversity Planning to Support the Implementation of the CBD 2011-2020 Strategic Plan in Botswana Biodiversity 2011-11-03 CEO Approved 207,000 USD 550,008 USD
Demonstration of Effectiveness of Diversified, Environmentally Sound and Sustainable Interventions, and Strengthening National Capacity for Innovative Implementation of Integrated Vector Management (IVM) for Disease Prevention and Control in the WHO AFRO Region POPs 2012-06-07 Council Approved 15,491,700 USD 118,720,000 USD
Development and Adoption of a Strategic Action Program for Balancing Water Uses and Sustainable Natural Resource Management in the Orange-Senqu River Transboundary Basin International Waters 2008-04-24 Under Implementation 7,000,000 USD 30,161,500 USD
Desert Margins Programme (DMP) Tranche 2 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2006-12-31 Project Closure 5,617,044 USD 12,250,182 USD
Environmental Protection and Sustainable Management of the Okavango River Basin International Waters 2000-07-01 2010-08-31 Project Completion 5,765,000 USD 2,425,000 USD
Inventory, Evaluation and Monitoring of Botanical Diversity in Southern Africa: A Regional Capacity and Institution Building Network Biodiversity 1996-05-01 2005-05-01 Project Closure 4,725,000 USD 4,686,000 USD
Southern Africa Biodiversity Support Programme Biodiversity 1997-11-01 IA Approved 4,503,728 USD 4,840,000 USD
Improved Management Effectiveness of the Chobe-Kwando-Linyanti Matrix of Protected Areas Biodiversity 2011-11-09 Council Approved 1,909,092 USD 5,695,000 USD
Climate Change Enabling Activity (Additional Financing for Capacity Building) Climate Change 2003-05-02 CEO Approved 100,000 USD 0
Mainstreaming SLM in Rangeland Areas of Ngamiland District Productive Landscapes for Improved livelihoods Land Degradation 2012-02-29 PPG Approved 3,181,800 USD 16,000,000 USD
Accruing Multiple Global Benefits through Integrated Water Resources Management/ Water Use Efficiency Planning: A Demonstration Project for Sub-Saharan Africa International Waters 2008-08-26 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 11,820,000 USD
National Capacity Self-Assessment (NCSA) Multi Focal Area 2005-01-26 IA Approved 200,000 USD 15,000 USD
Incorporating Non-Motorized (NMT) Transport Facilities in the City of Gaborone Climate Change 2005-05-24 IA Approved 916,630 USD 1,365,300 USD
Elaboration of the Second National Communication on Biodiversity of Botswana for the COP in 2001 Biodiversity 2001-06-08 CEO Approved 34,000 USD 0
Enabling Botswana to Fulfill its Commitments to UNFCCC Climate Change 1995-02-01 IA Approved 350,000 USD 0
Support to Preparation of the Second National Biosafety Reports to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety-Africa Biodiversity 2011-05-16 CEO Approved 993,950 USD 840,000 USD
SIP-Kalahari-Namib Project: Enhancing Decision-making through Interactive Environmental Learning and Action in Molopo-Nossob River Basin in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa Land Degradation 2007-06-14 CEO Endorsed 2,300,000 USD 5,000,000 USD
SIP PROGRAM: Strategic Investment Program for SLM in Sub-Saharan Africa (SIP) Land Degradation 2007-06-14 Council Approved 2,593,673 USD 0 USD
Supporting Capacity Building for the Elaboration of National Reports and Country Profiles by African Parties to the UNCCD Land Degradation 2004-06-08 2005-06-30 Project Closure 900,000 USD 900,000 USD
Groundwater and Drought Management in SADC International Waters 2004-03-22 2010-12-31 Project Completion 7,350,000 USD 6,900,000 USD
Desert Margin Programme, Phase 1 Biodiversity 2001-12-07 2004-06-01 Project Completion 5,352,134 USD 10,232,000 USD
Management of Indigenous Vegetation for the Rehabilitation of Degraded Rangelands in the Arid Zone of Africa Biodiversity 1998-11-01 2007-09-30 Project Closure 9,054,000 USD 4,330,000 USD
Africa Community Outreach Programme for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biological Resources Biodiversity 1999-09-02 2001-06-30 Project Closure 750,000 USD 192,950 USD
Botswana Biological Diversity (ADD-ON) Biodiversity 2004-12-07 CEO Approved 111,000 USD 15,000 USD
Demonstration Project for Decontamination of POPs Contaminated Soils Using Non-thermal Treatment Methods POPs 2010-03-17 CEO Endorsed 1,363,000 USD 2,337,000 USD
Strategic Partnerships to Improve the Financial and Operational Sustainability of Protected Areas Biodiversity 2007-08-14 Under Implementation 1,000,000 USD 5,179,000 USD
Human-Wildlife-Coexistence Management Project in Northern Botswana. Biodiversity 2006-08-01 Under Implementation 5,820,000 USD 25,000,000 USD
Building Local Capacity for Conservation and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity in the Okavango Delta Biodiversity 2005-09-13 2011-03-31 Under Implementation 4,275,255 USD 8,651,754 USD
Enabling activities to facilitate early action on the implementation of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in Botswana POPs 2003-07-01 IA Approved 456,000 USD 0
Renewable Energy-Based Rural Electrification Programme Climate Change 2004-05-21 IA Approved 3,305,000 USD 5,388,608 USD
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Biodiversity 2001-01-11 IA Approved 325,000 USD 25,000 USD

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