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Community Management of Protected Areas for Conservation (COMPACT) to increase the effectiveness of biodiversity conservation

The Government of Botswana through the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism in partnership with United Nations Development Programme-GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)…  


Transforming lives through rollout of small-scale biogas digesters

The Government of Botswana (GoB) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are implementing a project titled “Promoting production and utilization of Biogas from Agro-waste…  


The Ombudsman restructures to National Human Rights Institute

The office of the Ombudsman is being transformed into a National Human Rights Institute (NHRI)  


BotswanaLII Project Office provides information access

BotswanaLII Project Office will provide rapid digitisation and publication of the country’s legal information online and free of charge once fully established. Speaking at a signing event signifying…  


Fresh, local food in Botswana: “We are ready to meet this demand.”

UNDP, with financing from the Global Environment Facility, is providing technical and financial support to the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission in Botswana. A key component of project…  


Inception report to guide the development of the Kgalagadi Integrated Lands Use Management Plan (ILUMP)

The Kgalagadi and Ghanzi Drylands Ecosystem Project (KGDEP) launched in 2019 in Botswana, is a collaboration between the Government of Botswana and UNDP to reduce competition between land uses and…  


Botswana Legal Information Institute (BotswanaLII) Project launched

Gaborone, Botswana, September 9, 2020 – In continued efforts to increase access to information UNDP and the Government of Botswana launched the Botswana Legal Information Institute project office at…  


The second basic bushfire training for first responders (communities) done in Kgalagadi South district

Tsabong, 17–21 August 2020, the Kgalagadi and Ghanzi Drylands Ecosystem Project (KGDEP) in collaboration with Botswana’s Department of Forestry and Range Resources (DFRR) conducted the second session…  


UNDP Botswana Resident Representative pays courtesy call on the Minister for Presidential Affairs, Governance & Public Administration

Gaborone, Botswana 25th August 2020-This morning the United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative to Botswana, Her Excellency Jacinta Barrins, paid a courtesy call on the Minister for…  


UNDP, UNICEF and Red Cross partner to address violence against women and children

Gaborone, Botswana, August 19, 2020 – Yesterday UNDP, UNICEF and the Botswana Red Cross Society (BRCS) discussed their tripartite partnership around reducing the various forms of violence, including…  


UNDP helps Communities in Kgalagadi District Derive Value out of invasive Prosopis

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched the charcoal project for the communities of Bokspits, Rapples Pan, Vaalhoek and Struizendam (BORAVAST) in the Kgalagadi district. UNDP…  


Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the pandemic – but now it is at risk

New figures released yesterday show that before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, progress was being made in tackling multidimensional poverty, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a…  


A Private Sector Recovery Plan: A new beginning with new partnerships

The private sector in Botswana, like many countries has experienced the full impact of the COVID-19 crisis. UNDP,supported Business Botswana, to develop its Recovery Plan in consultation with World…  


Biogas Digesters improve lives in Botswana

One of the beneficiaries of UNDP’s biogas project, Ms Faith Malefo Gabonthone stated that the biogas has improved her life and made it easier. She said she used to cook and iron using fire which was…  


UNDP introduces its Champions – the SDP Business Consultants!

A vibrant small and medium-sized enterprises sector is a vital ingredient for a healthy economy. According to the World Bank, SMEs are accounting for up to 90 per cent of all businesses across…  


Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Day 2020 “COVID-19: The Great Lockdown and its Impact on Small Business”

This year on this special United Nations (UN) Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Day, we recognize and celebrate the important role that MSMEs play in our world today in creating decent jobs…  


World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2020

Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations. Desertification does not refer to the…  


Enhancing Horticulture Production and Linkage to Higher End Tourism Markets Demonstration Project

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with finance from Global Environmental Facility (GEF) is providing technical and financial support to OKACOM through the “Support to the Implementation…  


UNDP Supports Botswana Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to Survive COVID-19

The United Nations Development Programme – UNDP – has expanded its unique “Business Supplier Development Programme” (SDP) to support participating Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to live through…  


Aquatic Ecological Monitoring in the Cubango-Okavango River Basin

The long-term beneficial use of the shared Cubango-Okavango River Basin (CORB) waters depends upon the joint sustainable management of its water and land resources. The CORB which is considered…  


Local Communities as Stewards of Nature

In commemorating the World Environment Day (WED) for 2020 the UNDP through the GEF/SGP recognizes the role of the local communities particularly at the grassroot level as “stewards of nature’. The WED…  


UN Botswana COVID19 Response newsletter, 31 May

Life after lockdown A new context The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world into uncharted territory. Strategies to reduce the spread of the virus have been designed, implemented, reviewed and tested…  


Call for Applications- Biogas project

The Government of Botswana (GoB) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are implementing a Global Environment Facility (GEF) financed project titled “Promoting…  


2020 International Day for Biodiversity day Observed

Botswana like many other countries, is faced with several biodiversity conservation challenges including those of a financial nature. This is despite a strong case for investment in biodiversity and…  


UN Botswana COVID19 Response-newsletter-03

The COVID-19 pandemic is straining public health systems, triggering unprecedented measures by governments around the world, including movement restrictions and shelter-in-place orders. Multiple…  


UN Botswana COVID19 Response-newsletter-02

COVID-19 pandemic has upended the lives of children and their families as health systems buckle, borders close, and schools and businesses shutter. As COVID-19 has spread, so has misinformation –…  


The GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme Newsletter

The 7th issue of the GEF-UNDP Small Grants Programme Newsletter, with exciting photo essays/news and highlights our new annual SGP Results Report, that showcases community solutions and resilience…  


Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. Most people who become infected experience mild…  


Keeping Updated and Tuned in to National Media Channels- COVID19

The Minister of Health and Wellness will continue to update the nation about the status of the pandemic both locally and globally. Please keep yourself informed daily.  


Coronavirus - questions and answers (Q&A)

What is a coronavirus? Where do they come from? How can I protect myself? Watch this Q&A from the World Health Organization for the answers.  


Novel Corona-virus 19- What to do

UNDP together with other UN entities is supporting the COVID-19 response in Botswana by contributing to an awareness-increasing campaign. Be safe. Be smart. Be kind. Share the word, not the…  


Conservation Tourism Through Strengthened Partnerships Demonstration Project

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with finance from Global Environmental Facility (GEF), is providing technical and financial support to OKACOM through the “Support to the Implementation…  


Civil Society Organisations, Academia and Research Institutions Encouraged to prepare Inclusive, Innovative and Impactful Proposals

Gaborone, 2 March 2020- This morning the UNDP-Botswana through Global Environment Fund (GEF)/ Small Grand Programme held an information sharing meeting with Civil Society Organisations, Academia and…  



Training of Dikgosi (Chiefs) on Gender Based Violence Continues in Tsabong

Tsabong, 19th February 2020- The Government of Botswana through the Department of Gender Affairs and the Department of Tribal Administration in collaboration with UNDP Botswana kickstarted three-day…  


Environment Project (GEF Small Grants Programme (GEF/SGP) launched in Tsabong

The Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism through; Department of Environmental Affairs and Department of National Museum and Monuments in partnership with United Nations…  



UNDP Business Supplier Development Programme (SDP) Achievements in the First Year

Palapye, 10th October 2019- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Botswana hosted an event to share and celebrate its achievements after the launch late last year of its new innovative Business…  


UNDP hands over assets of the Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management Project to Government of Botswana

Maun, January 31st 2020- This afternoon marked the handing over of the Ngamiland Sustainable Land Management Project assets to the Government of Botswana. The assets comprised of a fully furnished…  


2019 Human Development Report Launched in Botswana

Botswana launched the 2019 Human Development Report on Wednesday the 11th of December 2019. The 2019 Human Development Report set out a new way to address inequality in the 21st Century. It recognizes…  


UNDP, Government and OPHI Launch The 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index In Botswana

Monday, 16 September 2019, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Government of Botswana through the Office of the President (OP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative…  


UNDP Supports the Department of Gender Affairs and the Department of Tribal Administration in Training on Gender Based Violence for Dikgosi in Chobe District

The United Nations Development Programme, UNDP is proud to be supporting - the Department of Gender Affairs and the Department of Tribal Administration in the training of 53 Dikgosi from the 9…  


Law Reform Strategy Development Conference

Engagement on Law Reform Strategy  


Big money for small businesses

Statement by the UN Resident Coordinator on UN MSME day  



Tsodilo - Gchwihaba Trail Launched

The Tsodilo - Gchwihaba Trail has been officially opened by the UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Jacinta Barrins. This trail has opened an alternative route from the UNESCO World Heritage Site,…  



SUPPORT TO GOVERNMENT OF BOTSWANA HUMAN RIGHTS REPORTING

Botswana has ratified five of the nine core international human rights treaties, each of which requires a regular report to be submitted to the treaty Committee. Noting the high number of treaty…  



UNDP Botswana holds three day SDP training facilitated by experts from UNDP Pakistan

The UNDP Botswana recently held a three days training for shortlisted Business Development Consultants on the Supplier Development Methodology (SDM) from the 7th - 9th August 2018 in Gaborone,…  

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