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Stakeholders and their sustainability goals Print

The area and people
Land uses around mining area and nature reserve. People have lost lands to these uses.


Added value of DESIRE for stakeholders

  • Documentation of current practices
  • New technologies to explore
  • Exchange between professionals and farmers
  • With the project and building on previous projects
  • DESIRE project can help people to prepare and get ready for future central government planning who will come and ask what to implement for the next year
  • DESIRE empowers people through self-discovery and contribute to the planning; what and how to address

There is a high willingness to participate and community leaders were very supportive.


Study site stakeholder workshops

  • Community leaders of about 5000 people in villages
  • GBOs and NGOs


Limitations for spontaneous implementation of soil and water conservation practices

  • Lack of knowledge transfer on new technologies
  • Investment costs too high
  • Lack of access to credit
  • Perception of stakeholders


Stakeholder groups

  • The Kalahari Conservation Society (KCS - an environmental NGO),
  • The Ministry of Agriculture
  • Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism (implementers of the UNCCD)
  • The Ministry of Local Government (charged with local development)
  • The Ministry of Lands & Housing (charged with land administration)
  • Extension staff for agriculture
  • Extension staff for wildlife
  • The Sub-Land Board in Boteti
  • The Boteti Sub-District Council
  • Tribal Administration (the Chiefs and Kgotla – tribal assembly)
  • CBOs (e.g. Village Development Committees and the Mokopi Conservation Trust in Mopipi)
  • Community members (land users)


Sustainability goals

The Boteti area is confronted by problems that pose a challenge to the attainment of the three sustainable development goals of ecological (environmental) integrity, economic (livelihood) efficiency and social equity. Several indicators support this claim. Thus, sustainability goals for the Boteti relate to securing livelihoods and environmental protection aligned to poverty alleviation. In this regard, through WOCAT workshops, land users identified several interventions that had potential to meet sustainability goals in their area. These were game ranching, water harvesting, biogas production and utilization and solar power utilization. This report discusses the opportunities (and constraints) associated with these interventions, partly as revealed by WOCAT workshops (e.g. Boteti Stakeholder Report No. 2).


Goal 1 Securing livelihoods
Goal 2 Environmental protection
Goal 3 Poverty alleviation

Source: Stakeholder workshops.

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A more detailed analysis for this study site.

Botswana - Stakeholder analysis and sustainability goals (Annex) [566 kB]

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