Okavango facts

The combined population of people in the Cubango - Okavango basin in 2000 was 1,113,000; of these, 76% resided in Angola, 13% in Namibia, and 11% in Botswana. Even taking into account mortality from HIV/AIDS and other diseases, the population is expected to increase to 1,686,000 by 2020.

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Mr Olebeng Balapi

Botswana Hydrological Task Force member and Regional Manager for Department of Water Affairs, Maun.

HTF member Mr. Olebeng Balapi was born in Nokaneng village, some 220kms west of Maun, in 1958. He holds a UNESCO Hydro Diploma (Local), a Diploma in Personal Computing, from Damelin School of Computing, a Diploma in Computer Appreciation from Cambridge College in UK and a Certificate in Management Program from the Institute of development Management in Gaborone. Olebeng is employed as regional manager for the Botswana government’s Department of Water Affairs, in Maun.

He believes OKACOM’s work is significant in that it unites the three countries, helping them to understand what is happening with their common Okavango-Cubango river water and to consider the benefits from being united in its management.

Olebeng is married and has children. He likes to watch television or read in his spare time.


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