Mainstreaming Experiences and
Lessons Learned From NBSAP 2.0
Project: Botswana
Background
• USD 637,008.00 project with financing
from:
– GEF at USD 207, 000.00
– Government of Botswana at USD 265,
008...
NBSAP Review status
• Engaged Ecosurv Environmental
Consultants
• National Consultative workshop
• Inception Report develo...
NBSAP Review status…
• Stakeholder consultation and data
collection on-going
– Initial contact with District Development
C...
Current Data sources
• Trends in Species of Concern
• Valuation studies
– MFMP
– ODMP
• Key on-going research/projects
– S...
Current Data sources…
• Existing Legal frameworks
– National Conservation Strategy - National
Policy on Natural Resources ...
WWF Eco-regions in
Botswana
Lessons learnt mainstreaming
• Mainstreaming to External Stakeholders
should start internally
– Packaging ALL environmenta...
Lessons learnt mainstreaming
• NBSAP Review
– Consult out of the norm stakeholders i.e.
beyond env. Ministries or natural ...
Completion of
the NBSAP
Review project
and associated
deliverables
expected by end
of April 2014.
CONCLUSION
Thank you
Dineo D. Gaborekwe
Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and
Tourism
Department of Environmental Affairs
Botswana
Ph...
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What has been learnt so far in the course of revising national biodiversity strategies and actions plans (NBSAPs)?

On 12 November 2013, representatives from Botwana presented their key lessons at a side event to the Convention on Biological Diversity global workshop in Nairobi.

Dineo Gaborekwe from Botswana stressed the importance of:

* Wide consultation and dialogue with principal stakeholders
* Taking a multi-sectoral approach, and
* Using a range of methods such as environmental impact assessment to gather evidence and build a strong case for mainstreaming.

More details: www.iied.org/nbsaps.

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National Biodiversity Strategies & Action Plans 2.0: Lessons learned (Botswana)

  1. 1. Mainstreaming Experiences and Lessons Learned From NBSAP 2.0 Project: Botswana
  2. 2. Background • USD 637,008.00 project with financing from: – GEF at USD 207, 000.00 – Government of Botswana at USD 265, 008.00 in cash; and USD 120, 000.00 in- kind – UNDP at USD 165, 000.00 • Additional support for the NBSAP Review under the UNEP-WCMC NBSAP 2.0 Project on Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development
  3. 3. NBSAP Review status • Engaged Ecosurv Environmental Consultants • National Consultative workshop • Inception Report developed • Stocktaking on-going • Drafting Communication Strategy and Capacity Enhancement and Building Strategy
  4. 4. NBSAP Review status… • Stakeholder consultation and data collection on-going – Initial contact with District Development Committees – Focus group discussion • Central government • NGOs and Research groups • Agricultural Sector – Key stakeholder interviews in District offices (dry-land ecosystem)
  5. 5. Current Data sources • Trends in Species of Concern • Valuation studies – MFMP – ODMP • Key on-going research/projects – Scoping Study for a Public Expenditure Review for the Environment and Natural Resources sector – NSSD – Vision 2016 and Beyond – WAVES
  6. 6. Current Data sources… • Existing Legal frameworks – National Conservation Strategy - National Policy on Natural Resources Conservation and Development – National Policy on Agricultural Development – Strategy for Economic Diversification and Sustainable Growth – Wildlife Conservation Policy – National Forest Policy – Waste Management Strategy – CBNRM Policy
  7. 7. WWF Eco-regions in Botswana
  8. 8. Lessons learnt mainstreaming • Mainstreaming to External Stakeholders should start internally – Packaging ALL environmental related products to ensure comprehensive uptake of issues: Development of a Biodiversity Business case • Requires consultation, Dialogue and Integration • Multi-sectoral approach works: NBDA – Various methods, at varying intervals • EIA process • Environmental Education
  9. 9. Lessons learnt mainstreaming • NBSAP Review – Consult out of the norm stakeholders i.e. beyond env. Ministries or natural resources dept. • Look into livelihood options as key users of biodiversity (arable agriculture, fishing etc) • Promote feasible, acceptable and sustainable alternatives to livelihoods (based on the users guide, supported by traditional or local knowledge) • Tap into abundant materials and resources (solar) • Facilitate for an enabling policy environment for implementation
  10. 10. Completion of the NBSAP Review project and associated deliverables expected by end of April 2014. CONCLUSION
  11. 11. Thank you Dineo D. Gaborekwe Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism Department of Environmental Affairs Botswana Phone: (+267) 3902050/ 3644635 Fax: (+267) 3902051/ 3914687 Email: ddoitsile@gov.bw

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