Capacity Building, Monitoring and Mentorship Support for the GEF/SGP Funded Projects in the Operational Phase 7 Landscapes of Bobirwa Sub-District, Botswana
The purpose of the project is to “enhance and strengthen capacity of Bobirwa sub-district communities so as to address global environmental challenges through community led interventions and actions”. The overall objective of the project is to support capacity development, monitoring and mentorship of the community led projects in Bobirwa sub-district.
Kalahari Conservation Society
Area Of Work:
OP6 - Y5 (Jul 19-Jun 20)
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Emphasis on Sustainable Livelihoods
All the four CBOs in Bobirwa sub-district are involved in in-situ conservation. They have been allocated considerable amounts of land for nature reserves. The project will assist the CBOs to identify possible income generating activities of low-hanging fruits to create employment and revenue generation. These activities could include availing their nature reserves for hiking, mountain biking, archery and bird watching.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
As a human right that is intrinsic to all, the laws of the country recognize the need to design and implement social protection systems according to the principle of social inclusion. Delivery systems should therefore be particularly attuned to the challenges and obstacles faced by vulnerable and disadvantaged groups and take special measures to protect these. Indeed, a human rights-based approach to social protection requires that development projects give special attention to those persons who belong to the most disadvantaged and marginalized groups in society. This entails guaranteeing non-discriminatory treatment as well as adopting proactive measures to enable those suffering from structural discrimination (for example, ethnic minorities or indigenous peoples) to enjoy their rights. Affirmative action and other proactive measures should aim at diminishing or eliminating conditions that give rise to or perpetuate discrimination, and at countering stigmas and prejudices. At meetings, workshops and other training sessions, Trainers and or Facilitators will always ensure that there is representation of all gender groups (men, women, youth). Similarly, where there are different tribal groups, equity of representation will be ensured, and the information will be captured in the registration records.
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SGP Country office contact
Mr Baboloki Autlwetse
UN Building, Government Enclave Corner Khama Crescent & President Drive P O Box 54