Community Mobilisation and Awareness Raising on Environmental Protection
Community Mobilisation and Awareness Raising on Environmental Protection
Makomoto cattle posts and the surrounding areas are well known for selling firewood, which has resulted in range degradation. This can be attributed to the fact that live trees are being cut, dried and sold to by passers. The cutting of live trees in simple terms is a clear indication of the dwindling supply of naturally occuring deadwoods in the wild. The reason why the local community has resorted to the commercialisation of the sell of firewood is because there is limited livelihood opportunities as evidenced by the level of poverty due to limited formal employment opportunities in the area as evidenced by the community members relying in either agriculture or remittances from family members working elsewhere in the country.

The main objective of the project is to undertake an extensive community mobilisation activity that is geared towards educating community members on the importance of environmental protection and the benefits of establishing a Trust.

Activities will include holding community and stakeholders' consultative meetings; which will guide the whole process of establishing a Community Based Organisation as stipulated in the country's 2007 CBNRM Policy.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Tholo Village Development Committee
Country:
Botswana
Area Of Work:
Land Degradation
Operational Phase:
Phase 5
Grant Amount:
US$ 2,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 1,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 4,000.00
Project Number:
BOT/SGP/OP5/CORE/LD/11/06
Start Date:
12/2011
End Date:
9/2012
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

Grantee Contact

Mr Seikisi Mogende
 

Address

P O Box 757
Tonota , SADC ,

SGP Country office contact

Ms. Abigail Engleton
Phone:
+267 363-3767
Email:

Address

UN Building, Government Enclave Corner Khama Crescent & President Drive P O Box 54
Gaborone, SADC