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Okacom Agreement

The Transboundary Diagnostic Analysis (TDA) found that the CORB… Discussion Paper (2017) – Review (2020) of the Okavango River Basin Agreement The Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) was established in 1994 with the signing of the Okavango Watershed Agreement, whose main objective is to advise the three riparian countries (Angola, Botswana and Namibia) on the conservation, development and use of shared water resources. There is a unique value of the Cubango-Okavango River and the possibility of establishing a high level of cross-border cooperation… The Cubango-Okavango River Basin is a cross-border basin with a network of river systems that cross Angola… The work of OKACOM, founded in 1994, is consultative and is carried out by meetings of the Commission and the Okavango… This provided the database to support stakeholder engagement, both personally, as well as remote interviews and focus group-level discussions. A legal and institutional analysis explains the main changes and revisions of the agreement. Key stakeholders and representatives of the various OKACOM institutions will review and review the final amendments and approve the revised agreement. The OneWorld team, led by Ms. Petrie, was tasked with verifying the 1994 permanent Okavango River Basin Agreement and drafting a discussion paper containing its results. The review analysed the importance of the agreement for the orientation of the volume of work and the extension of cross-border water cooperation within the CorB, given that the direction of the basin has changed in recent years. Region: Cubango-Okavango River Basin: Angola, Botswana, Namibia Client/Funder: Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) The Cubango-Okavango River Basin (CORB) is home to approximately 921,890 people. By 2025, this should…

The revision analyses the coherence of the agreement with regard to the management of the volume of work and the extension of cross-border water cooperation in the basin. It supports and informs local, national and regional decision-making in the basin within a cross-border legal framework. OKACOM commissioned OneWorld, supported by the Undp Global Environmental Finance Unit, to review the 1994 OKACOM Agreement and other supporting documents and other relevant documents to reflect regional and international trends in watershed management and international water law. Project duration: May – September 2017, June – August 2018; December 2019 – April 2021 The Cubango-Okavango River is the fourth longest river in southern Africa, with more than 1,600 km. It flows into the highlands of Angola, flows east along the northern border of Franconia, then flows southeast to Botswana, where it spreads in a wide delta. Here feeds a unique freshwater wetland, rich in biodiversity and World Heritage. Like much of southern Africa, Botswana and Namibia are in the water and often suffer from drought. The basin is home to about 900,000 people. In this work, OneWorld applied a strategic consultative and participatory approach, beginning with an office review that included a contextual assessment of the river basin, an analysis of contemporary international water law issues, and a comparative assessment with other river basin organizations. In order to enable countries to make informed decisions, Namibia is joining World Wetlands Day, world Wetlands Day, international… Okavango Basin Steering Committee (OBSC) meeting takes place… As climate effects have become increasingly noticeable and cross-border cooperation in the watershed is progressing, OKACOM commissioned a review of the 1994 agreement and a discussion paper in 2017 to present the results.