• BRIEF_Meta-Review- Interventions for Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Lesotho, 1970-2020
    Overview of the relevant factors that determine the successes and failures of interventions for the sustainable management of natural resources in Lesotho.
    May 11, 2022
  • Meta-Review- Interventions for Sustainable Natural Resource Management in Lesotho,1970-2020
    Overview and analysis of the main interventions on sustainable natural resource management in Lesotho carried out by the GoL and its international partners between 1970 and 2020.
  • ReNOKA Indigenous Knowledge Systems study
    A new research study for ReNOKA presents the value of mainstreaming indigenous knowledge systems to address catchment degradation and improve climate resilience.
    Mar 14, 2022
  • Priorities and roadmap for ReNOKA policy harmonisation
    Overview of priority actions for policy harmonisation under the ReNOKA programme in 2022 and 2023.
    Mar 10, 2022
  • External Policy Review for ICM in Lesotho
    Main findings and recommendations from ICM policy review undertaken in 2020-2021.
  • ReNOKA 10 Highlights of 2021
    Implementation of ReNOKA in 2021 brought us 10 exciting achievements highlighted in this publication.
    Mar 2, 2022
  • ReNOKA’s Operational Plan 2022
    Operational plan 2022 with ReNOKA stakeholders to coordinatetheir activities for restoration of land and water in Lesotho's catchments.
    Dec 8, 2021
  • ReNOKA Operational Plan 2021
    Operational planning of ReNOKA movement activities in 2021 through GIZ support to ICM.
  • ReNOKA Factsheet
    A brief description of the ReNOKA movement and its change areas in achieving land and water restoration in Lesotho and the Orange-Senqu region.
  • Organizational Structure for Integration Catchment Management in Lesotho
    Graphic overview of the organizational structure for ICM in Lesotho
    Aug 24, 2021
  • Process for the development of Draft Catchment Management Plans 2021-23 for 6 Priority Sub-Catchments
    Activity 3.6.5 of the 2014 Long-term Water and Sanitation Strategy includes the preparation of ‘Catchment Management and Development Plans’ in consultation with stakeholders. The Government of Lesotho (GoL) has selected six Priority Sub-Catchments in five of the six catchment management areas of the country that will provide the starting point for catchment planning and to test the governance principles and processes of ICM
  • Lesotho Water Supply and Demand Economic Implications Macroeconomic Baseline Analysis
    Lesotho is the mountain kingdom. It is also one of the most important rainfall catchments in Southern Africa. This blesses Lesotho with abundant water and there is rarely, if ever, a shortage of natural water. Lesotho also capitalizes on this water bounty by transferring some of these resources to South Africa. One of the important transfers is to the Vaal River, which sustains Gauteng and surrounds, the industrial heartland of South Africa. Any restraint on these water transfers will, arguably, have a significant and negative impact on the South African economy.
  • Orange-Senqu River Basin Stewardship Learning Journey Session 1 Mini-Report February 2021
    This mini-report presents a description of the first of four sessions of the Orange-Senqu River Basin (OSB) Learning Journey, which was held online on 27 January 2021. The OSB Learning Journey is a learning exchange that aims to bring key stakeholders from Lesotho and South Africa together to identify shared risks around water security and joint solutions to protect the natural resources and economic and social benefits stemming from the Orange-Senqu Basin for Lesotho and South Africa. The OSB Learning Journey is convened by GIZ NatuReS and GIZ Lesotho, and hosted under the auspices of ORASECOM.
  • Orange-Senqu River Basin Stewardship Learning Journey Session 2 Mini-Report February 2021
    This mini-report presents a description of the second of four sessions of the Orange-Senqu River Basin (OSB) Learning Journey, which was held online on 10 February 2021. The OSB Learning Journey is a learning exchange that aims to bring key stakeholders from Lesotho and South Africa together to identify shared risks around water security and joint solutions to protect the natural resources and economic and social benefits stemming from the Orange-Senqu Basin for Lesotho and South Africa. The OSB Learning Journey is convened by GIZ NatuReS,GIZ ICM Lesotho and the National ICU , and hosted under the auspices of ORASECOM.
  • Orange-Senqu River Basin Stewardship Learning Journey Session 3 Mini-Report March 2021
    This mini-report presents a description of the third of five sessions of the Orange-Senqu River Basin (OSB) Learning Journey, which was held online on 24 February 2021. The OSB Learning Journey is a learning exchange that aims to bring key stakeholders from Lesotho and South Africa together to identify shared risks around water security and joint solutions to protect the natural resources and economic and social benefits stemming from the Orange-Senqu Basin for Lesotho and South Africa. The OSB Learning Journey is convened by GIZ NatuReS GIZ, ICM Lesotho and the Lesotho National ICU, and hosted under the auspices of ORASECOM.
  • Orange-Senqu River Basin Stewardship Learning Journey Session 4 Mini-Report 10 March 2021
    This mini-report presents a description of the fourth of five sessions of the Orange-Senqu River Basin (OSB) Learning Journey, which was held online on 10 March 2021. The OSB Learning Journey is a learning exchange that aims to bring key stakeholders from Lesotho and South Africa together to identify shared risks around water security and joint solutions to protect the natural resources and economic and social benefits stemming from the Orange-Senqu Basin for Lesotho and South Africa. The OSB Learning Journey is convened by GIZ NatuReS GIZ, ICM Lesotho and the Lesotho National ICU, and hosted under the auspices of ORASECOM.
  • Orange-Senqu River Basin Stewardship Learning Journey 17 March 2021
    This mini-report presents a description of the final of five sessions of the Orange-Senqu River Basin (OSB) Learning Journey, which was held online on 17 March 2021. The OSB Learning Journey is a learning exchange that aims to bring key stakeholders from Lesotho and South Africa together to identify shared risks around water security and joint solutions to protect the natural resources, the economic and social benefits stemming from the Orange-Senqu Basin for Lesotho and South Africa. The OSB Learning Journey is convened by GIZ NatuReS GIZ, ICM Lesotho and the Lesotho National ICU, and hosted under the auspices of ORASECOM.
  • GWP-SA Support to the Lesotho Integrated Catchment Management Programme Analytical framework
    The Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWP SA) is a SADC implementing agency and, in that capacity, supports the component “Support to Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) in Lesotho” of the broader BMZ and EU funded programme “Transboundary Water Management in the SADC region”, implemented by GIZ.
  • GWP-SA Support to the Lesotho Integrated Catchment Management Programme
    capacity, supports the component “Support to Integrated Catchment Management (ICM) in Lesotho” of the broader BMZ and EU funded programme “Transboundary Water Management in the SADC region”, implemented by GIZ.
  • SADC Water 4th Regional Strategic Action Plan English version
    Southern Africa is still battling with challenges of water insecurity. These are exacerbated by limited financial capacity in an environment of climate-induced pressures and an ever increasing water demand. Approximately 40% of the region’s people still do not have access to safe drinking water while about 60% have no access to improved sanitation facilities. Water insecurity and such poor sanitation and hygiene levels are a drawback to efforts on poverty reduction, economic growth and regional stability.
  • 020 2014 IWRM Plan Executive Summary
    The Global Water Partnership’s definition of IWRM as being “a process which promotes the coordinated development and management of water, land and related resources in order to maximise economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems” is widely accepted.
  • 2014 IWRM Plan Main Report
    The purpose of this report is to layout the Commission’s (ORASECOM) 10 year basin-wide Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Plan for the Orange-Senqu River Basin covering the period 2015-2024. This represents the end point of a preparatory process that has been built on a wide range of studies, projects and programmes carried out at the regional, basin-wide and national scales. ORASECOM has been responsible for the execution and management of many of these.