Okavango facts

More than 150,000 islands dot the Delta, varying in area from several metres to more than 10 km.

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Environmental Protection and Sustainable Management of the Okavango River Basin Project (EPSMO)

Initiated in 2001 and closed in 2010, the EPSMO Project produced OKACOM's Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis and Strategic Action Programme.

The Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations worked together to enable completion of a Trans-boundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA), and to formulate a Strategic Action programme (SAP) for OKACOM. The project set the stage for long term investment activities to protect the ecological integrity of the basin.

The EPSMO Project

The EPSMO Project was funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) on behalf of GEF, in support of OKACOM. The project was executed by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). The objective of the project was to prepare a transboundary diagnostic analysis (TDA) of hydro-environmental threats and to formulate a strategic action program (SAP) to facilitate joint management of the water resources of the Okavango River Basin and the protection of its linked aquatic ecosystems and biological diversity. The project closed in 2010.

The EPSMO project website project website is hosted through IW Learn.

EPSMO Documents

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