The ‘Jala Peo’ Initiative – A Capacity Development, Monitoring and Mentorship Project for the Panhandle of the Okavango Delta World Heritage Site Community Based Organizations
The ‘Jala Peo’ Initiative – A Capacity Development, Monitoring and Mentorship Project for the Panhandle of the Okavango Delta World Heritage Site Community Based Organizations
Equipment of Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM) focused community based organizations (CBOs) operating within the
Panhandle of the Okavango Delta World Heritage Site with the necessary skills to become sustainable, accountable and responsible entities.
* Provision of the necessary mentorship and monitoring services to CBOs running GEF/SGP funded projects within the Panhandle.
* Promote the inclusion of vulnerable groups in CBMRM project activities.
 

Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Ngamiland Council of Non-Governmental Organizations
Country:
Botswana
Area Of Work:
CapDev
Operational Phase:
OP6 - Y5 (Jul 19-Jun 20)
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
Project Number:
BOT/SGP/OP6/Y5/CORE/CD/2020/27
Start Date:
1/2021
End Date:
12/2021
Status:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
1.11 Communications strategy of the project to promote public awareness - Target Audience Key Message Call to Action Activities Tools Due date By Whom Communication Objective 1 Community members – men and women Over-fishing results in insufficient catch in the future. By helping to stop overfishing, you protect your future income and continue to provide food for your families. Adopt sustainable fishing methods; Stop illegal logging and switch to FSC wood products; Help stop overfishing by writing your government and letting them know your concerns Debate about alternative income strategies and let fishermen/artists/etc take active part a theatre play in fishermen’s villages that explains MPAs in a friendly manner Press release about event, campaign, and debates Flyers to give to people Internet actions Report on alternative incomes in marine areas As per the activity plan NCONGO/TOCaDI Youth A school children’s campaign that educates youth Campaign materials for the youth’s campaign Women Face-to-face meetings with small groups of women Leaflets for the women Reports on benefits of projects (from a source THEY trust)
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
1.13 Knowledge management strategy of the project Objectives (Top 3 challenges and opportunities to be addressed by the KM program – align business direction with project goals to get knowledge product) People (who will participate; who will receive the information) Process (which processes will be required to capture and share the knowledge) Technology (what tools will be used; how will the tools be used to capture the knowledge) Specific Actions – to implement the KM program and to be readily communicated to the players) (what will be done; what will they be expected to do; what’s in it for them) Objective 1: To ensure the leadership and communities of the District and Panhandle know about the existence of GEF funding opportunities and existing projects. ? Panhandle community leadership ? Local government leadership (DC’s office) ? Local Authorities (Main Kgotla) ? Panhandle Chieftaincy ? Panhandle communities ? Surveys ? Kgola meetings ? Communities of practice ? Data collection instruments ? Internet Motivate: Provide incentives e.g. awards, for sharing and disseminating information on GEF funding to CBOs. Network: Create communities of practice to enable sharing of information between CBOs and different levels of leadership to stimulate new ideas. Supply: Collect stories on both failures and successes of GEF projects from GEF financiers and avail to CBOs as reference points. Analyze: Look for patterns and trends in previous CBO projects, and select, lessons learnt, proven practices and rules of thumb from the collected stories to share with communities. Codify: Codify: Develop Standardized surveys that will be used annually or when required to explore communities’ leadership and membership, as well as CBO knowledge of GEF funding protocols. Disseminate: Publish standard processes to the intranet, and distribute proven practices in a monthly newsletter, e.g. Publish information on nature and timing of GEF call for proposals to all NCONGO CBO affiliates or membership. Demand: Use communities to ask questions about how to perform tasks, and allow searching the proven practice repository, e.g. Engage community members in identifying activities that could best exhibit their talents and capacities and knowledge of funded projects. 33 | P a g e Act: Follow the standard practices of responding to requests, answering questions, and using and reusing content and proven practices on new opportunities e.g. Invent: Create new platforms for dissemination of information on GEF funded projects and funding opportunities within the Panhandle and the rest of the District. Augment: Provide video calls, zoom, live chat opportunities for CBOs to communicate with government leadership and GEF office. Objective 2: To ensure GEFfunded- CBOs have knowledge and skills to run their projects efficiently and effectively Panhandle CBOs The ‘JPI’ Project Implementers Content can be dispersed through syndication and collected through aggregation, including the ability to personalize web sites to display only relevant information Newsletters, web sites, email messages can be used to spread awareness. Blogs, wikis, and podcasts can be visited online or subscribed to.. e-learning systems, threaded discussions, and Appreciative Inquiry . Motivate: establish standard goals to be included by GEF funded CBOs in all performance plans, monitoring and reporting on progress against GEF goals, recognizing those who demonstrate desired behaviours, providing incentives for meeting objectives, and rewarding outstanding performance, e.g. certificates of Recognition Network: Build and expand social networks to create valuable links within and between CBO memberships. And encourage addition of friends, identification of shared interests, and tagging resources. Supply: Collect documents and files, capturing information and work products, and storing these forms of explicit knowledge in repositories including project databases, skills inventories, and document repositories. Analyze: Review collected information on CBO project progress and processes to reveal patterns, trends, or tendencies which can be exploited, expanded, or corrected. Codify: Produce standard methodologies, reusable material, and repeatable processes, i.e. develop standard processes to follow in the implementation of GEF and other projects run by CBOs. Disseminate: Publish standard processes to the intranet, and distribute proven practices in a monthly newsletter, e.g. Publish information on nature and timing of 34 | P a g e GEF call for proposals to all NCONGO CBO affiliates or membership. Demand: Searching for people and content, retrieving information, asking questions, and submitting queries using expert locators, search engines, etc. To Act: Follow the standard practices of responding to requests, answering questions, and using and reusing content and proven practices on new opportunities Invent: Create new opportunities by communicating with potential funders, and develop improved fund-raising techniques for CBOs to ensure sustainability of their funded projects post their implementation periods. Objective 3: To make sure that community leaders and CBOs know about and appreciate the potential vulnerable groups have for contribution to the economy of their commitees. Community leadership Vulnerable groups The JPI’ project implementers As above As above Analyze: Analyze, through observation, the different ethnic groups or use Social network analysis to map and measure /deduce relationship and flows between people, groups, or CBOs to improve communities, identify missing links, and improve connections between groups. Demand: searching for people and content, retrieving information, asking questions, and submitting queries. Augment: Provide opportunities for vulnerable groups to appear on national TV and social media disseminating information of GEF funding opportunities and existing projects.
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Grantee Contact

Mr Siyoka Simasiku
Phone: +267 686 2851
Email: director@ncongo.org
 

Address

P. O. Box 1995, Maun, Botswana
MAUN , NORTH WEST ,

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