INSTITUTIONAL ISSUES, COOPERATION, SHARED BENEFITS
Name Institution Country
Reginald Tekateka Water Sector Consultant – Former
Yan Feng (Ms) Asian International River Centre China
Peter Nthathakane Technical Task Team Member -
Lenka Thamae Executive Secretary - ORASECOM South Africa
Mike Muller Commissioner in the Planning
Commission of the Country (RSA)
Thulani Madinginye Climate Resilient Infrastructure
John Metzger ZAMCOM Botswana
Piet Heyns Consultant (Former Commissioner –
Cyrille Masamba Deputy Head of Department of Water –
Ministry of Hydraulic Resources and
Nicole Lefore IWMI – Institutional Specialist South Africa
Dinis Juizo Water Resources Management - Mozambique
Tongtiegang Zhao Water Resources Engineering – Systems
Chen Jiwei International Economic cooperation -
Research, technology and
Ministry of Water Resources - China China
Rapule Pule Water Resources Specialist –
ORASECOM Secretariat South Afria
1.1 After 14 years of implementation of the SADC Shared Watercourses Protocol
beginning with the establishment of ORASECOM in 2000, it is appropriate and timely
to review our progress and re-affirm the direction we want to take in the
management of our trans-boundary water resources
1.2 It is also important that research contributes to the improvement and
implementation of existing local, national, basin level and regional policies,
priorities, plans, etc., in order to produce tangible results on the ground
1.3 It serves our purpose to work with a developing partner such as China who are also
seeking to find the optimal approach to managing their water resources their region.
2.0 Areas for Research and Development priorities
2.1 Explore the application of benefit sharing mechanisms to closed rivers.
“Cooperation beyond closure”.
2.1.1 Explore the use of benefit sharing dividends to promote livelihoods of the
poor who are dependent on the river course resources
2.2 Capacity Building & Requirements : Identify the various disciplines required for
fulfilling the mandate and roles of RBOs. Develop inventory of existing capacity,
determine gaps, necessary skills to establish RBO’s, and their functions.
2.2.1 Information generation and sharing for capacity building and confidence
2.2.2 Innovative ways of harnessing brain drain. Also explore ways of incentivising
the involvement of the diaspora.
2.3 Do a comparative study on forms of cooperation between countries sharing river
basins, drawing from experiences and practices in Africa and China
2.4 Investigate the appropriateness of current policies and treaties for developing
regions such as Africa and China i.e effectiveness of these Treaties, how should
these be delinked from donor requirements/formats. Could extend to recent
experiences introducing IWRM policies and experiences in implementation. Do
these address issues of RBOs and countries in Africa and China. Also look at how
these were developed.
2.5 SUGGESTIONS FOR WATER, FOOD AND ENERGY NEXUS TOPICS
2.5.1 Compare approaches employed in China and Africa in river yield and
2.5.2 Agricultural production: The efficiency of dryland crop farming based on the
South African experience. Given that South Africa export food to her
neighbours and abroad.
Collaborative institutions on research
Academic Institutions in Africa and China e.g. University of Western Cape on GW, Pretoria
University on institutions, Botswana University, University of Namibia, National University of
RBOs on Basin to Basin Cooperation & learning, Bilateral Organisations,
National & International Research Institutions e.g. IWMI, CapNet, WaterNet, etc.
Others e.g. Young Water Professionals & Scientists
Include institutions from other sectors