Botswana Operational Phase 6 Country Programme Strategy process

Apr 7, 2016

The Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) Botswana has commenced the process of developing the Operational Phase 6 (OP6) Country Programme Strategy (CPS) in linewith the global programme requirements and alignment with GEF 6 strategic initiatives. The CPS development exercise is being used to take stock of the results and achievements of the SGP country programme thus far and identify the priority directions for programming in OP6 in line the SGP OP6 project document, the country’s national priorities, GEF 6 programming directions, and potential for synergy with UNDP and other partner agencies. Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources formerly Botswana College of Agriculture has been engaged to spearhead the process of developing the OP6 CPS.

The CPS development process is a stepwise approach led by Botswana University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (BUAN) that among others entails the multi-stakeholder consultations, development of baseline assessment(s) of priority identified landscape(s) and finalisation of the Country Programme Strategy. The multi-stakeholder consultation process was carried out in Gaborone, Bobonong, Francistown, Letlhakane, Maun, Kasane, Seronga, Gumare, Mababe, Tsabong, Ghanzi, Letlhakeng, Molepolole, Tlokweng, Ramotswa, Kanye and Palapye and was completed end of March, 2016. The baseline assessment exercise has commenced and will provide information about the current state of the selected landscapes, through consultations with local communities and stakeholders as the basis for setting goals and desired outcomes. The deliverables from the multistakeholder consultations and the baseline assessment exercise will be used in the drafting of the Country Programme Strategy. The draft CPS will go through the programme structures for review and approval by August, 2016. Once finalised, the CPS will be widely shared and posted online for public information.