Maseru, 15 February
ReNOKA’s operational plan was adopted in February 2022. It provides the first detailed guide to activities of government departments, civil society, the private sector, regional institutions and international partners to advance climate resilience and the restoration of land, water and livelihoods in Lesotho’s catchment areas.
The plan was developed through a series of 11 planning meetings across the country. Its action areas include catchment management, policy & governance, finance & investment, skills & knowledge, awareness & behaviour change, and data & monitoring.
It was adopted in a meeting of senior officials from the ministries responsible for water; forestry, range and soil conservation; agriculture; environment; and local government.
“For the first time, governmental and non-governmental institutions, regional and international partners agree on joint activities to protect Lesotho’s land, water resources,” said National Coordinator for Integrated Catchment Management Makomoreng Fanana.
He thanked stakeholders who contributed to the plan. “We worked together across institutional boundaries to ensure we use our resources effectively, reduce overlaps and redundancies, and make an impact for all Basotho and for the entire Orange-Senqu River Basin.”
The 2022 ReNOKA Operational Plan can be downloaded here.
ReNOKA (‘we are a river’) is a national programme and citizen movement for the restoration of land and water in Lesotho and the Orange-Senqu basin. Support for ReNOKA is provided through a partnership between the Government of Lesotho, the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The EU and BMZ contributions are implemented through a technical assistance project “Support to Integrated Catchment Management in Lesotho” by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.
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National ICM Coordinator, ICM Coordination Unit
‘This publication was produced with the financial support of the European Union and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Its contents are the sole responsibility of the Integrated Catchment Management unit and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union or the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)’