Management Effectiveness of the Chobe-Kwando-Linyati Matrix of Protected Areas

Project objective

To strengthen management effectiveness of the Chobe-Kwando-Linyanti Matrix of PAs to respond to existing and emerging threats

Project accomplishments

1. Integrating the project into the District committees, structures and other relevant bodies

2. Building good working relationships with stakeholders

3. Initiatives for enhancing resources protection and monitoring through Bush Fire management;

•Lobbied  for the   introduction  of a Advanced  Fire Information  System  (AFIS)  in the District  to  create lessons for Botswana
•Introduced  Advanced Fire Information System (AFIS) for bush fire management in the District
•Established the Community Based Fire Management Committee (CBFMC) in villages and developed guidelines for those
•Building capacity of the CBFMCs
•Purchased firefighting equipment for the communities
•Established a District Fire Management Working Group

4.   Procurement for service providers for the following consultancies in progress;

•Integrated land Use Planning  for Chobe District

•Economic Valuation of the Chobe Forest Reserves
•Human Resource evaluation/needs Assessment of Chobe National Park Staff
•Survey and Assessment of the Conservation Threats of the Chobe National Park and Chobe
5.Collaboration with DWNP and ORI for facilitation of research in support of natural resources protection and monitoring through the 2014 and 2015 Research Symposiums

6. Initiatives for promotion of sustainable rural livelihoods for biodiversity conservation through supporting;

•Supporting the Pandamatenga Village Women’s  Craft Making Group
•Supporting the Chobe Fishermen Association
Starting a human capital development program for the communities, especially the youth

Funding and implementation of Project

Funded by GEF and Implemented by UNDP and Government of Botswana, through the Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourisim

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