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MINISTRY OF MINERALS, ENERGY AND WATER RESOURCES PITSO PRESENTATION BY SADC SECRETARIAT DIRECTORATE OF INFRASTRUCRURE AND SERVICES SELEBI-PHIKWE, BOTSWANA JUNE 09, 2011 BY MR. O A MASEDI
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) • BACKGROUND • 15 Member States including three island states • Aim: to become an integrated regional economy on the basis of equity & mutual benefit • Surface area: 9.3m km2 • Population: 220m • Characterized by multiple shared water courses (15) and aquifers • High spatial and temporal variability in water resources availability
Regional Water Policy RSAP2
RSAP 2 Conceptual Framework Capacity Building • Skills Training • Academic IWRM Training and • Research • Support to WD • Strengthening RBOs Infrastructure Resource • Energy • Agriculture, Food Security + Rural Livelihoods • Water Supply & Sanitation • Assessment • Monitoring • Planning • Operation • Implementation of Protocol • Stakeholder Participation • Implementation of Policy and • Strategy Water Governance
Regional Strategic Water Infrastructure Development • To embrace the crucial function of water as a cross-cutting issue in virtually all aspects of economic and social development, • To embody the very significant strategic role that water plays in regional integration, conservation of resources, economic growth and poverty alleviation, which constitute the primary goals of SADC, • To emphasise to decision/policy makers in MS and to CPs that the development of a stock of national or regional water infrastructure is not ‘just a water issue’ but a fundamental requirement to reduce constraints on growth and vulnerability to climate variability.
Water Supply and Sanitation Programme To develop a collaborative regional frame work for planning, implementation and management of WSS to enable Member States to effectively improve and accelerate access at country level in line with the attainment of the MDGs
Five WSSP Thematic Areas • Alternative financing and funding options Expected Output Financing mechanisms and strategies for WSS services to achieve national targets/MDGs developed
Institutional rationalisation and strengthening Expected Output Strengthened capacity of WSS institutions to plan, implement and manage WSS services • Infrastructure development support Expected Output MDG planning promoted, developed and implemented
Knowledge management, advocacy and awareness creation Expected Output Knowledge and information management developed and implemented
Formulation and implementation of a WSS monitoring and reporting mechanism Expected Output Harmonised WSS monitoring and reporting system developed and implemented in SADC
Water Governance • Implementation of the Water Protocol • Stakeholder participation • Implementation of the water Policy and Strategy
Some Key Challenges • Political will • Mobilisation of financial resources • Institutional reforms • Sustenance of ICPs • Capacity constraints • Sustenance of the enabling environment • Disparities in economic development amongst Member States • Equitable distribution of resources (water) • Benefit sharing
Opportunities Mutual trust and confidence building Synergies with on going initiatives Member States commitment ICPs support