Capacity building for transboundary water cooperation in Namibia
Ministry of the Environment and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland
The cooperation aims to provide support to Namibia’s accession process to the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water Convention) and develop cooperation between Finland and Namibia on transboundary water management.
The cooperation will cover e.g. the topics of monitoring and assessment of transboundary waters and capacity building on institutional mechanisms for transboundary water cooperation
The officials in Namibia will acquire improved knowledge and capacity on the procedural, legal, administrative, technical, and practical aspects, including political and technical support, to assist them in the accession process to becoming a Party to the Convention.
By the end of the Twinning Initiative, officials in Namibia have been supported to develop implementation targets, the approximate timeframes to achieve those targets, with support where appropriate, including linkages with the Water Convention Programme of Work Areas.
The experts from Finland will draw lessons from their experience in providing support to Namibia and, as a result, have further increased their capacity to contribute to the development of the work under the Water Convention and developed an enhanced cooperation between countries for potential ongoing or future cooperation.
Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform of Namibia, Finnish Environment Insitute,
SDGS & Targets
Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
Proportion of population using safely managed drinking water services
By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water
By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally
Proportion of domestic and industrial wastewater flows safely treated
Proportion of bodies of water with good ambient water quality
Change in water-use efficiency over time
Level of water stress: freshwater withdrawal as a proportion of available freshwater resources
By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate
Degree of integrated water resources management
Proportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperation
Change in the extent of water-related ecosystems over time
Amount of water- and sanitation-related official development assistance that is part of a government-coordinated spending plan
Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Proportion of local administrative units with established and operational policies and procedures for participation of local communities in water and sanitation management
SDG 14 targets covered
Deliverables & Timeline
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