GIZ - Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Transboundary Water Management in SADC
The objective of the Transboundary Water Management in SADC programme is to strengthen human and institutional capacities for sustainable management of water resources according to the Regional Strategic Action Plan (RSAP) at regional and basin levels.
The programme provides support to the SADC Secretariat and River Basin Organisations (RBOs) to support the human and institutional capacity requirements to deal successfully with the complex issues that arise in transboundary water management.
The program focuses on the following components:
The international cooperating partners are BMZ - Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and UKaid (from the Department for International Development) and AusAID - Australian Agency for International Development.
The lead implementing agency and responsible institution for the programme is the SADC Secretariat in Gaborone, Botswana. The project duration is from 2005 to 2015.
River Basin Organisations (RBOs):
This programme includes the following RBOs:
Support project reports are available in the Publications section.
River Basin Dialogue (RBD): Enhancing capacity of regional institutions for integrated water resources management in shared watercourses in SADC/ Sub-Sahara Africa.
The objective of the River Basin Dialogue (RBD) project is to enable decision-makers and managers of selected shared watercourse institutions, and their national and local partners, to develop institutional processes and implement mechanisms towards joint integrated water resources management at regional, national and local levels.
The RBD project is designed to facilitate a process that key actors in shared watercourse institutions acquire multidisciplinary awareness and knowledge, practical skills and other key competences to fulfill their duties in the framework of the shared watercourse institutions to interact and engage with stakeholders in planning and decision-making.
The project consists of three main components:
The international cooperating partners are the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The project duration is from 2008 – 2011.
River Basin Organisations:
The River Basin Dialogue programme includes the following RBOs: