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Okavango facts

The Cubango-Okavango Catchment is 413,550 square km, plus the Delta, an additional 15,844 km, which is part of the surrounding dry Makgadikgadi Basin of 725,293 square km.

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SAREP Documents

File SAREP Technical Series 2014: Trans-boundary Fisheries Management Plan for the C-O.R.B. Part A
This plan aims to establish a joint management system to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of the shared fish resources of the Cubango-Okavango River for the benefit of local communities. Four key issues are detailed: 1. Harmonizing policies and law enforcement 2. Strengthening research and monitoring 3. Empowering community-led management 4. Establishing fish protection areas. This management plan is presented in two parts: Part A has information used in developing the plan, while Part B details the activities to be carried out under it.
File SAREP Technical Series 2014: Anthropogenic Climate Change and Hydro-Climatic Conditions in the C-O.R.B.
An investigation and assessment of the various data currently available for possible prediction of the future climatic conditions for the Cubango-Okavango River Basin
File SAREP Technical Series 2014: Trans-boundary Fisheries Management Plan for the C-O.R.B. Part B: Annexes.
This document comprises Annexes to the Trans-boundary Fisheries Management Plan for the Okavango Basin. It includes a framework for the implementation of the management plan.
File SAREP Technical Series 2014: Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment
This report was compiled based primarily on outcomes of a two-day workshop held in Windhoek (Namibia) July 23-24, 2013. A participatory assessment of vulnerability of livelihood strategies and capacity for adaptation to climate change in the Okavango-Cubango river basin.
File SAREP Technical Series 2014: Management Plan for the Bwabata-Okavango Ramsar Site in Namibia.
This plan defines the management strategies and activities for the Ramsar site (proscribed on 13 December 2013, Number 2193). It is now a Wetlands of International Importance. The overall vision of the plan is to manage the wetlands and associated ecosystems in collaborative ways, enhancing socioeconomic development for the sustained benefit of people and the environment.
2013 SAREP Lower Cubango and Cuito Angola Biodiversity Assessment field survey
Specialist reports from international collaborators on vegetation, crocodiles, fish, birds and herpetofauna, plus the final report. Portuguese and English.
2012 Cubango Angola Biodiversity Assessment field survey
Reports, in both English and Portuguese, arising from aquatic biodiversity survey in the Cubango-Okavango basin. SAREP funded field assessment to catalogue and improve the inventory of species that occur. The work was an international collaboration using specialists in dragonflies, reptiles, amphibians and fish.
2012 SAREP Videos made of the Cubango Angola biodiversity assessment field survey
Four videos were made after the field survey. One of them details the effect of fires on the landscape; another the HALO trust demining activities. Copies available from OKASEC. The footage is available here on YouTube
File 2010-2017 USAID Southern Africa Environment Projects
Two page document listing regional projects with USAID funding support. These projects are to encourage resiliency of critical river basins in Southern Africa, improve capacity to cope with climate change, and advance environmental innovation.
File What is the Southern African Regional Environmental Programme SAREP
2010 Document that defines role with OKACOM and lays out Key Result Areas
SAREP quarterly reports for year 2013
4 pdf documents
SAREP Annual reports 2011- 2013 English
3 pdf documents. These reports present SAREP’s progress relative to expected results and outcomes for each year.
SAREP quarterly reports for year: 2012
4 pdf documents
File Southern Africa Regional Environmental Project (SAREP) Work plan, Year 1 .
For the period:October 2010 – September 2011. Length of Project: October 2010 – June 2015. Published: Gaborone by USAID, 2011.
File SAREP Factsheet : Improved Management of Water and Biodiversity in Shared River Basins
One page document. Pretoria : USAID Southern Africa, 2012.
SAREP quarterly reports for year: 2011
3 pdf documents: Quarters 2,3 & 4
File Quarterly Report Summary Southern Africa Regional Environmental Program FY 2012 Q1 – October to December 2011
Gaborone : USAID, January 2012. This report presents SAREP’s progress relative to expected results and outcomes during the reporting period October to December 2011.
SAREP Grants documents 2012
7 documents. USAID Grants Annual Programme Statements, Application for implementation:Community Integrated Water Supply and Sanitation issues in Angola, Botswana and Namibia. Application for implementation:Community Integrated Natural Resource Management. RFA: Operations of Water Filter Production Center. Grant Application Form.Grant Application Budget Form. SAREP Applicant Self-Assessment Form. Survey on ensuring equal opportunity for faith-based and community-based organizations
SAREP Annual reports 2011- 2013 Portuguese
3 pdf documents.These reports present SAREP’s progress relative to expected results and outcomes for each of the years.
Relatorio trimestral Programa Regional Ambiental da Africa Austral (SAREP) 2012
4 pdf documents. Quarterly report in Portuguese
Relatorio trimestral Programa Regional Ambiental da Africa Austral (SAREP) 2013
4 pdf documents. Quarterly report in Portuguese
File SAREP First quarter report for year: 2014
First of four reports due for 2014
File Southern Africa Regional Environment Programme (SAREP) Performance Evaluation March 2013
Assessment of SAREP’s objective to support the initiatives of SADC: to integrate improved water and sanitation services with strategies that address threats to the ecosystem and biodiversity within priority shared river basins and to strengthen regional capacity to adapt and respond to effects of climate change. SAREP has focused primarily on the trans-boundary Okavango River Basin (ORB) and the Caprivi section of the Zambezi River Basin in Namibia its activities have expanded into the neighboring Linyanti-Kwando sub-basin.
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