Sustainable management of rangeland and natural resources
Sustainable management of rangeland and natural resources
1.3.1 The overall objective of NCT is improving the social –economic livelihoods of people residing in Nata, Sepako, Maposa, Manxotai villages.
This will be achieved through the following specific objectives;
1.3.1.1 To form a consortium on sustainable management of rangeland and natural resources with key stakeholders
1.3.1.2 Train 12 young people as trainers of trainers on veldt fires, causes, effects, control and prevention and deploy them to reach out 75% of the community members on the same information.
1.3.1.3 To procure ten (10) enviro-loos toilets and make them available to campers at Nata Bird Sanctuary, CT-5, Nata Central (Nata 16 & 17) by 2018.
1.3.1.4 To procure twenty(20) camping tents and hire at an affordable cost to campers at Nata Bird Sanctuary, CT-5, Nata Central (Nata 16 & 17) by 2018.
1.3.1.5 To mobilize within the grass harvesters to form grass harvesting monitoring clusters under the supervision of DW&NP.
1.3.1.6 Mobilize 12 volunteers to be trained on causes, effects, control and prevention of veldt fires and act as community based fire management brigades
1.3.2 NCT anticipates to achieve the following short term results
1.3.2.1 Twelve (12) young outreach officers trained on causes, effects, control and prevention of veldt fires by 2018.
1.3.2.2 75% of the community members will be reached with information on causes, effects, control and prevention of veldt fires by 2018 by the outreach officers.
1.3.2.3 (a) Ten (10) enviro-loos toilets procured and placed at the camping sites; Nata Bird Sanctuary, CT-5 and Nata Central (Nata 16 & 17). This will reduce spreading of human feaces within the range-land.
(b) Will control spread of measles to cattle within Tutume Sub-District?
1.3.2.4 Provision of camping tents to grass harvesters will reduce the cutting of trees around the camping sites
1.3.2.5 (a) Grass cutting will be monitored and this will ensure sustainable harvesting of the grass, making it available for use by the next generation.
1.3.2.6 Improved management of grazing land
1.3.2.7 Prevention of the destruction of Birds and Wild animals habitat
1.3.2.8 Raise income levels for NCT
1.3.2.9 Create more employment opportunities for Nata community members
(b) Monitoring of grass harvesting will also reduce camouflaging poachers
NCT project has been developed in alignment to some of the GEF priorities and objectives. It fits well within the GEF Specific strategies highlighting types of projects for the selected landscape Community landscape conservation, which are;
I. Promotion of sustainable use of biodiversity hotspots within the boundaries of Makgadikgadi Framework Management Plan area;
II. Protection of bird breeding sites for increased recruitment of bird species;
III. Support community based fire management approaches for management of wild fires;
IV. Support communities in utilization of pans, archaeological sites and birds for ecotourism ventures;
V. Capacity building of communities to enhance sustainable and profitable resource utilization
VI. Promote veldt product development and value addition to improve livelihoods;
VII. Capacity building and community awareness on human-wildlife conflict mitigation strategies;
VIII. Support improved rangeland management and livestock husbandry through rotational grazing, reduced stocking rates and increased herding
NCT uses a grassroots participatory approach that directly involves vulnerable groups such as women, youth people living with disability and remote area dweller groups. Its capacity building initiatives have been designed to ensure participation of the vulnerable groups (women, youths, PLWDs and the remote area dwellers). NCT project will also ensure that vulnerable groups actively participate in project implementation.
I. Promotion of sustainable use of biodiversity hotspots within the boundaries of Makgadikgadi Framework Management Plan area;
II. Protection of bird breeding sites for increased recruitment of bird species;
III. Support community based fire management approaches for management of wild fires;
IV. Support communities in utilization of pans, archaeological sites and birds for ecotourism ventures;
V. Capacity building of communities to enhance sustainable and profitable resource utilization
VI. Promote veldt product development and value addition to improve livelihoods;
VII. Capacity building and community awareness on human-wildlife conflict mitigation strategies;
VIII. Support improved rangeland management and livestock husbandry through rotational grazing, reduced stocking rates and increased herding
NCT uses a grassroots participatory approach that directly involves vulnerable groups such as women, youth people living with disability and remote area dweller groups. Its capacity building initiatives have been designed to ensure participation of the vulnerable groups (women, youths, PLWDs and the remote area dwellers). NCT project will also ensure that vulnerable groups actively participate in project implementation.

 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Nata Conservation Trust
Country:
Botswana
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Operational Phase:
OP6 - Y3 (Jul17 - Jun 18)
Grant Amount:
US$ 31,425.23
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 13,067.97
Project Number:
BOT/SGP/OP6/Y3/CORE/BD/17/02
Start Date:
12/2017
End Date:
5/2021
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Replication of project activities
Communities experiencing similar challenges related to rangeland and natural resources conservation will highly be welcome to benchmark and replicate the project in their localities. NCT management is assuming that; it was the first to develop a ‘FIRE RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY ‘it will therefore advocate for replication of such in all communities affected by veld fires in Botswana. NCT will equally advocate for mandatory formative and summative evaluations in related projects as such tools are invaluable in project development and implementation
Planning non gef grant
Grant opportunities in Botswana have become scarce over time. NCT doesn’t have much choice over sources of funds. Priority would be to source funds from GEF however if Government of Botswana or any other stakeholder provide the resources, NCT will receive them and gladly implement activities on behalf of its members.
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Grantee Contact

Tshegofatso Kaelo
Phone: 71544342
Fax: 6211366
Email: nataconservationtrust@gmail.com
 

Address

N/A
Nata ,

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