Virtual 3
Oct 21, 2022 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM(Africa/Harare)
20221021T0800 20221021T1000 Africa/Harare ReNOKA – Restoring land and water together in the mountain water tower: Ecosystems services and their continued provision fortify livelihoods support and natural resources conservation

Background

The Government of Lesotho has embarked on a national programme for Integrated Catchment Management (ICM). It is aimed at rehabilitating degraded watersheds across Lesotho and putting in place mitigating efforts that will halt any further degradation of Lesotho's catchment areas to improve the health of the headwaters of the Orange-Senqu River Basin. At the high point of this programme, the government of Lesotho aspires to establish an Integration Water Resource Management (IWRM) national movement. The movement that will promote the implementation of ICM in Lesotho is known as 'ReNoka' – 'We are a River' and it identifies that the system is a vital and fluid element of a greater cycle of evaporation, precipitation, and flow. ReNOKA programme is a one-of-a-kind initiative in the region supporting the "on the ground" mandate of the River Basin Organization from a national-level perspective. Translating that, the ReNOKA is meant to benefit the country, the Orange-Senqu basin, and the entire Southern African region through improved conservation of biodiversity, land, and water resources in the catchment areas of the rivers in Lesotho.

Objectives of the Sessions

The session aims to share ICM experiences and promote the ReNOKA visioning and scaling ingredients for ICM innovations, technologies, approaches, and best practices that aid in the reduction of land degradation and soil erosion; sustainable land and water management; and contributions to resilience to climate change impacts best practices for wider sensitization, knowledge transfer and adoption by riparian states. 

Target Audience 

Land and water managers (ICM and IWRM experts); academia and knowledge transfer experts and providers; community-level administrators; ...

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Background

The Government of Lesotho has embarked on a national programme for Integrated Catchment Management (ICM). It is aimed at rehabilitating degraded watersheds across Lesotho and putting in place mitigating efforts that will halt any further degradation of Lesotho's catchment areas to improve the health of the headwaters of the Orange-Senqu River Basin. At the high point of this programme, the government of Lesotho aspires to establish an Integration Water Resource Management (IWRM) national movement. The movement that will promote the implementation of ICM in Lesotho is known as 'ReNoka' – 'We are a River' and it identifies that the system is a vital and fluid element of a greater cycle of evaporation, precipitation, and flow. ReNOKA programme is a one-of-a-kind initiative in the region supporting the "on the ground" mandate of the River Basin Organization from a national-level perspective. Translating that, the ReNOKA is meant to benefit the country, the Orange-Senqu basin, and the entire Southern African region through improved conservation of biodiversity, land, and water resources in the catchment areas of the rivers in Lesotho.

Objectives of the Sessions

The session aims to share ICM experiences and promote the ReNOKA visioning and scaling ingredients for ICM innovations, technologies, approaches, and best practices that aid in the reduction of land degradation and soil erosion; sustainable land and water management; and contributions to resilience to climate change impacts best practices for wider sensitization, knowledge transfer and adoption by riparian states. 

Target Audience 

Land and water managers (ICM and IWRM experts); academia and knowledge transfer experts and providers; community-level administrators; ecosystem services investors and financiers. 

Keywords 

Ecosystem services; water; land; investments; restoration.

Expected outcome

At the end of the interaction, the session participants will be knowledgeable about ICM innovations, technologies, approaches, and best practices which ReNOKA is pioneering in land and water management. 

Programme


Transboundary Water Governance & Environmental Specialist
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Global Water Partnership Southern Africa
Chair
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GIZ Transboundary Water Management (TWM)
Presenter - Soil and Water Conservation ICM
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ICM Coordination Unit (ICU)
Project Associate
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Busara Center for Behavioural Economics
Attendee
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WaterNet- SADC
Service provider
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Mo MODI production
Mr. Linos Nhidza
IT Media
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Mo MODI production
Transboundary Water Governance & Environmental Specialist
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Global Water Partnership Southern Africa
Rapporteur
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Global Water Partnership Southern Africa
Communications
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GWPSA-Africa
Geospatial Specialist
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FAO
Speaker/Presenter
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Catholic Relief Services
Researcher
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Lesotho Red Cross Society
Catchment Manager
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National Government
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