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Accruing Multiple Global Benefits through Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) / Water Use Efficiency Planning: A demonstration Project for Sub-Saharan Africa (PIMS 3362)
Commissioning Unit: Botswana
Evaluation Plan: 2010-2014
Evaluation Type: Project
Completion Date: 11/2013
Unit Responsible for providing Management Response: Botswana
Documents Related to overall Management Response:
 
1. Recommendation: That UNDP, in collaboration with DWA, explore how best the Ministry of Education can develop and implement a policy for water conservation (including wastewater treatment and reuse) in schools possibly incorporating renewable energy.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/23]

Issue and Recommendation noted. UNDP has, in fact, engaged government on this through the IWRM Project Steering Committee, membership of which included representation from the Rural Development Council which is housed within the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (MLGRD). Rural schools are administered under the Ministry of Education and to some extent the MLGRD and this overlap of functions, authorities and responsibilities does contribute to a lack coordinated efforts in addressing the removal of perverse in managing resources such as water.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
UNDP to put this on the agenda of the Environment and Climate Change Component Coordination Group of the UNDAF. Membership of this Group includes the Department of Water Affairs (DWA) which is the entity responsible for water policy making. The Ministry of Minerals, Energy and Water Resources (MMEWR) is currently implementing new national water reforms, and cost-recovery and demand management are amongst the key concerns that are being considered.
[Added: 2014/07/23] [Last Updated: 2017/09/17]
Energy and Environment and UNRCO 2014/12 Completed History
2. Recommendation: That DWA, with the assistance of UNDP if required, collaborate with SADC and its members, to build a metadatabase of Regional Water Information Management, based on its Programme 4.5 in its RSAP III. Such an information management system will not replace individual databases that may exist at country level or among the River Basin Organizations. On the contrary, these individual databases will be nurtured and supported and the Regional Water Information Management System will create access and sharing links between them.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/23]

Noted and agreed. Through future support to the implementation of the Okavango Basin Strategic Action Programme, UNDP is supporting the development of monitoring programmes and information management systems at the river basin level, and through this work, linkages to other national and regional (e.g. SADC) information management systems will be explored.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Incorporate elements of this into the development of the Cuando-Cubango SAP Implementation PRODOC currently being developed through UNDP Botswana.
[Added: 2014/07/23] [Last Updated: 2017/09/17]
Energy and Environment and UNDP/GEF IW Unit 2014/12 Completed History
3. Recommendation: That UNDP make representations to the GEF to revise the IW Tracking Tool template to enable it to capture national level actions that yield transboundary benefits.
Management Response: [Added: 2014/07/23]

Issue and Recommendation noted and agreed. This has indeed been brought up in discussions with the UNDP/GEF Regional Technical Advisor at RBA RSC. Much of GEF work on water management is implemented through transboundary water management work, and through these regional initiatives, significant benefits are realized at national levels and this should indeed be captured through GEF M&E tools.

Key Actions:

Key Action Responsible DueDate Status Comments Documents
Continue to engage the UNDP/GEF on the need to revise Tracking Tools and improve their ability to capture the results of IW project interventions at the national level.
[Added: 2014/07/23] [Last Updated: 2017/09/17]
Energy and Environment and UNDP/GEF 2010/12 Completed The M&E Unit of the UNDP/GEF has received feedback from Environment Focal Points of COs on this during the January 2014 training in Namibia. History

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