New Hope Against Poverty In P170m Project

UNDP implements P!&)M sustainable land management fund
UNDP implements P!&)M sustainable land management fund

MAUN: There has been renewed hope in poverty eradication following the implementation of the joint P170million Sustainable Land Management (SLM) project by the Botswana government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

With the project, the government and the UNDP are hopeful to eradicate poverty in three districts in the north. The northern project in Makgadikgadi, Ngamiland and Chobe aims to mitigate conservation threats and uplifting community livelihoods. The cumulative liquidity for the three projects funded by UNDP is approximately $17m (P170m). In an interview, environment and climate specialist at UNDP, Oduetse Koboto revealed that the implementation of Makgadikgadi project currently stands at 86 percent, Chobe at 64 percent while the Ngamiland is at 53 percent.The SLM aims to improve the integrity of the fragile ecosystems, which are the mainstay of the wildlife tourism sector and to secure the livelihoods of rangeland dependent communities.

Koboto said the projects aim to improve livelihoods through income generation saying already this is bearing fruit. Explaining further Koboto said through the Ngamiland SLM they funded the Shorobe Community Trust start-up, adding that this funding presents enormous opportunities for rural employment creation as well as income generation.

Editor's Comment
Our queen: Bring home the crown

Well-wishers gathered at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport to bid our queen farewell and wish her success as she joins other beauties from around the globe for the coveted crown. Competing in such events is nerve-wracking, and one needs to be fully prepared to stand a chance of making it as a finalist.It is not just about physical fitness; mental state matters too. Unfortunately, sometimes our queens end up facing such fierce...

Have a Story? Send Us a tip
arrow up