Mainstreaming SLM in Rangeland Areas of Ngamiland District Landscapes for Improved Livelihoods.

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status


Implementing period

From March 12, 2014 to December 18, 2020

SDGs addressed by this project

SDG targets

  1. 8.3 Promote job-creation, entrepreneurial policies
  2. 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use
  3. 15.6 Promote fair, equitable benefits sharing

Project ID: 4629

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration


  • Ecosystem-based adaptation


  • Grasslands


  • Grazing lands

Transformed sector(s)

  • Livestock
  • Forestry and other land use

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Convening / Partnerships / Knowledge Sharing
  • Innovative approaches


  • Enabling
  • Food and agricultural commodities
  • Capacity building


  • Mainstream
  • Improved & diversified sustainable livelihoods (TP 5)
  • Sustainable agriculture practices and use of resources (TP 2, 7, 8, 9)
  • FACS strategies for sustainable supply chain (TP 4)
  • Technical capacity building
  • Community capacity building
  • Institutional capacity building

Social inclusion

  • Local community/CSOs

Gender equality

  • Livelihoods for women
  • Women's cooperatives and groups

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • People pathway
  • Sci-tech pathway
  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 8.3 Promote job-creation, entrepreneurial policies
  • 15.a Mobilize resources for biodiversity conservation, sustainable use
  • 15.6 Promote fair, equitable benefits sharing

Conventions and protocols

  • United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • National Adaptation Plan (NAP)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Poverty reduction
  • Food and agricultural commodities strategy

About this project


Project preparation will be initiated by recruiting an international consultant to oversee and coordinate the process and finally consolidate information generated into a standard UNDP/GEF project proposal document. Thematic working groups (TWGs) will be constituted to undertake preparatory activities in 4 broad categories to include 1) range management and sustainable land management 2) marketing of livestock products 3) Legislation, policy and institutions 4) baselines. Terms of reference shall be developed for each TWG and shared with the responsible institutions such as environment, range and forestry, North-West/Okavango/Ngamiland district management, respectively for each theme. These TWGs shall participate in project development workshops, do most of the data collection and information gaps analysis regarding the existing legal/policy environment around the livestock grazing lands and marketing as well as increase awareness through the consultations with other project partners to ensure ownership of project results. Among other things, outputs of the thematic teams will lay foundation for the Ngamiland livestock marketing strategy, bush control program and the project strategy as well as for the recommendations for the amendment of the tribal grazing land policy. The PPG participants will also form the core of the national platform for facilitating debate on rangeland management, markets and bush control issues (which is an output of the project


To mainstream SLM in rangeland areas of Ngamiland District productive landscapes for improved livelihoods.

USD $3,181,800

Grant amount

USD $29,114,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($3,181,800)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Botswana

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