Okavango facts

Within the Cubango-Okavango Catchment, Angola accounts for 200,192 (48%) square km, Namibia 153,783 (37%) square km, and Botswana 59,575 (15%) square km.

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Breakaway group discussion at the stakeholder workshop, Stakeholder Strategy Development Workshop, Windhoek, Namibia
Breakaway group discussion at the stakeholder workshop, Stakeholder Strategy Development Workshop, Windhoek, Namibia
Terms of Reference for the development of Water Allocation strategy
The relevant documents are now available for download.
OKACOM 20th Meeting: On the verge of a new cycle
The Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission met on the 26th June 2014 to discuss issues pertaining to the management of the Okavango River Basin. This meeting, held in Rundu, Namibia, in the heart of the Okavango River Basin was preceded by meetings of the OKACOM Task Forces and the Okavango Basin Steering Committee (OBSC) held on the 23rd 24th and 25th of June 2014.
Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) gives hand to Ngamiland schools
The OKACOM Commission gives 5,000 copies of its comic book, River Cousins to schools in the Ngamiland region – home to the Okavango Delta.
OKACOM Selected as The 2012 Thiess International Riverprize Finalist
OKACOM at the 2012 Thiess International Riverprize under the International River Olympics annually promoted by the International River Foundation
SAREP Request for Applications for Ceramic Water Filter Production
USAID's SAREP project has issued a request for applications for grants to set up production centres for ceramic water filters in the Cubango-Okavango river basin.
River Cousins Comic Book
OKACOM publishes River Cousins, an illustrated story of three young people who have an adventure on the river.
ZAMCOM Dam Synchronisation Communications Strategy Workshop
A workshop to review ZAMCOM's proposed communications strategy for Zambezi river basin dam synchronisation, held in Gaborone on 26 of June 2012, looked at how to best increase understanding of the complex business of getting the most value from water infrastructure in the basin system.
Shared Watercourse Institutional Development at SADC Workshop
The second day of the SADC RBO Workshop in Harare, Zimbabwe, focuses on development of organisations that manage shared watercourses in southern Africa.
OKACOM at 5th SADC RBO Workshop
The 5th SADC River Basin Organisations Workshop held in the Meikles Hotel in Harare, Zimbabwe, is looking at implementation of the Revised SADC Protocol on Shared Watercourses.
OKACOM 18th Meeting : a New Mandate for Action
OKACOM's 18th Meeting was held in Luanda, Angola from May 28th to June 1st, 2012.
OBSC Extraordinary Meeting to Discuss Next Five Year Plan
An extraordinary meeting of the Okavango Basin Steering Committee (OBSC) was held on April 26th to 27th in Maun, Botswana to help formulate a proposal for support of the next five year workplan for OKACOM.
Botswana Ministers Meet to Discuss Cubango-Okavango River Basin Strategic Action Programme
The Inter-Ministerial Consultation Workshop on the Cubango-Okavango River Basin Strategic Action Programme and the Botswana National Action Plan was held in Gaborone on April 24th, 2012.
World Water Forum Ministerial Declaration
Ministers and Heads of Delegations at the Ministerial Conference of the 6th World Water Forum adopted a declaration that expressed their strong support of good water governance.
Institutional Functional Analysis for OKACOM Secretariat
An internal workshop to plan for adapting OKACOM Secretariat's capacity to manage the Commission's Strategic Action Programme was supported by Sida.
SAREP Progress Report
The USAID SAREP Project has released its first quarterly report for 2012, presenting the project's progress relative to expected results and outcomes during the reporting period October to December 2011.
Scoping Workshop for Okavango Delta Ramsar Site Strategic Environmental Assessment
Stakeholders meet in Maun to discuss a Strategic Environmental Assessment for the Okavango Delta Ramsar site.
SAREP to Sign MOU with Angola Ministry of Environment
USAID's SAREP Project will sign a Memorandum of Agreement with Angola's Ministry of Environment on the 15th of November 2011 to support NAP activities.
OKACOM at 6th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference
OBSC members Ms Laura Namene and Ms Tracy Molefi represented OKACOM at the 6th GEF Biennial International Waters Conference in Croatia.
OKACOM at UNEP 1st International Environment Forum for River Basin Organizations
Cut short by severe flooding in the host city of Bangkok, the meeting nevertheless made progress with discussions about issues of African RBOs.
The Future Okavango Project General Meeting Day 3
The final day of The Future Okavango Project General meeting workshop addressed the use of scenarios in management planning and gathered the findings of the workshop for incorporation into the TFO programme.
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