As the changing climate increasingly threatens food security, biodiversity, and general livelihood, the South African community is being brought together to learn about how they can live more sustainably and prepare for inevitable ecological change.
USAID/Southern Africa is working towards a goal of a more integrated region for an improved quality of life for Southern Africans. As a comparative advantage of a regional mission, USAID/Southern Africa is able to provide regional analysis of and a regional approach to development challenges.
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LOCAL CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
While development assistance from USAID and other donor countries has been high for many years within the Southern Africa Development Community, the capacity of many local organizations to receive and manage awards and to successfully meet targets remains low.
Cooperation in transboundary water resource management is often confined to a single topic, such as electricity generation, fisheries, water quality or quantity with insufficient attention to tradeoffs and impacts for other resource users. There is a need to apply a more holistic approach to addressing broader environmental challenges, including pollution, soil erosion, deforestation, and ecosystem degradation, to ensure sustainable, healthy water catchments.
Last updated: October 23, 2014