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:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
NCT Deeds of trust; page 6; objectives No, 4.5, 4.6, 4.7, 4.8; supports the following; such clearly stating that;- NCT shall equitably share the benefits of the sustainable use of the natural resources of the area without discrimination, on any tribal, racial, political, religious or ethnic groups. NCT will educate all users of the area including village residents as to the importance to future generations, of wise management of natural resources NCT will carry out its objectives and without supporting any tribal, racial, political, religious or ethnic affiliations and, NCT will encourage support of equal rights in the trust and fully participation by women as general members and as trustees, in the business of the trust. Clause 4.8, as stated in the deed of trust is evidenced by facts in the trust management, whereby the manager is a woman. NCT supports inclusive participation in all its activities. It’s an all-inclusive organization for the people by people to people
Gender Focus
NCT beneficiaries are local people of Nata, Sepako, Maposa and Manxotai villages and associated homesteads administered by the above Dikgotla, Village institutions and other related structures that stand to derive benefits from the accruals of the Trust activities. The membership is inclusive of vulnerable groups such as women, youth people living with disability and remote area dweller groups. NCT Capacity building initiatives will ensure participation of the vulnerable groups (women, youths, PLWDs and the remote area dwellers). NCT will also ensure that vulnerable groups actively participate in project implementation by having an all-inclusive management steam. NCT does not discriminate anyone based on gender, disability, religion, skin color, family background, sexual orientation etc. NCT will disaggregate gender and age in progress and final reports, monitoring tools, meetings and training to gauge the level of vulnerable groups.
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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:
Loveness Godisamang
Email:

Address

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