MINISTRY OF MINERALS, ENERGY AND
WATER RESOURCES PITSO
PRESENTATION
BY SADC SECRETARIAT
DIRECTORATE OF INFRASTRUCRURE AND
SERVICES
SELEBI-PHIKWE, BOTSWANA
JUNE 09, 2011
BY MR. O A MASEDI
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The Southern African Development Community
(SADC)
BACKGROUND
•15 Member States including
three island states
•Aim: to become an integrated
regional economy on the basis
of equity & mutual benefit
•Surface area: 9.3m km2
•Population: 220m
•Characterized by multiple
shared water courses (15) and
aquifers
•High spatial and temporal
variability in water resources
availability
Relationships between Various Instruments in SADC
SADC
Treaty
SADC
RISDP
SADC Revised
Protocol on
Shared
Watercourses
Regional
Water
Policy
Guidelines on
National Water
policies and
strategies
formulation
Other SADC
Sector Policies
& Strategies
SADC Vision for
Water Life & the
environment
Regional Framework
for Action
Regional Water
Strategy
RSAP
1
Regional
RSA
P2
RSAP
3
River Basin
Plans
National
National Water
legislation
National Water
Policy
National Water
Strategy
IWRM
Plans
National
Sector Policies
RSAP 2 Conceptual
Framework
Capacity Building
• Skills Training
• Academic IWRM Training and
Research
Resource
• Support to WD
• Strengthening RBOs
• Assessment
Infrastructure
• Energy
• Monitoring
• Agriculture, Food Security
+ Rural Livelihoods
• Planning
• Water Supply & Sanitation
• Operation
• Implementation of Protocol
• Stakeholder Participation
• Implementation of Policy and
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Strategy
Water Governance
Water Infrastructure Cluster
Programme
Code
Name
INF 1
Regional Strategic
Water
Infrastructure
Programme
INF 2
Implementation of
the Water Supply
and Sanitation
Programme for
SADC
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Regional Strategic Water
Infrastructure Development
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To embrace the crucial function of water as a cross-cutting
issue in virtually all aspects of economic and social
development,
To embody the very significant strategic role that water
plays in regional integration, conservation of resources,
economic growth and poverty alleviation, which constitute
the primary goals of SADC,
To emphasise to decision/policy makers in MS and to CPs
that the development of a stock of national or regional
water infrastructure is not ‘just a water issue’ but a
fundamental requirement to reduce constraints on growth
and vulnerability to climate variability.
Water Supply and Sanitation
Programme
To develop a collaborative regional frame
work for planning, implementation and
management of WSS to enable Member
States to effectively improve and accelerate
access at country level in line with the
attainment of the MDGs
Five WSSP Thematic Areas
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Alternative financing and funding options
Expected Output
Financing mechanisms and strategies for WSS
services to achieve national targets/MDGs
developed
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Institutional rationalisation and
strengthening
Expected Output
Strengthened capacity of WSS institutions to plan, implement
and manage WSS services
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Infrastructure development support
Expected Output
MDG planning promoted, developed and
implemented
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Knowledge management, advocacy and
awareness creation
Expected Output
Knowledge and information management developed and
implemented
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Formulation and implementation of a WSS
monitoring and reporting mechanism
Expected Output
Harmonised WSS monitoring and reporting system developed
and implemented in SADC
Water Governance
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Implementation of the Water Protocol
Stakeholder participation
Implementation of the water Policy and
Strategy
Some Key Challenges
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Political will
Mobilisation of financial resources
Institutional reforms
Sustenance of ICPs
Capacity constraints
Sustenance of the enabling environment
Disparities in economic development amongst Member
States
 Equitable distribution of resources (water)
 Benefit sharing
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Opportunities
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Mutual trust and confidence building
Synergies with on going initiatives
Member States commitment
ICPs support
THANK YOU