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Background paper on Botswana's Draft Drought Management Strategy

 

 

WHY FOCUS ON THE SEMI-ARID REGIONS OF SOUTHERN AFRICA?

Semi-arid areas in Southern Africa are characterised by high rainfall variability, frequent droughts, low soil moisture and extreme events such as flash floods. These conditions provide the foundation of vulnerability of communities in these areas.

Such communities are generally dependent on primary production and natural resources, rely on rain-fed agriculture, have limited livelihood options and employment opportunities, depend on activities that are sensitive to the impacts of climate change, face high levels of poverty, are exposed to high levels of HIV/AIDS, have limited infrastructure and services, and are affected by limited institutional capacity and weak resource governance.

It is therefore essential to understand how to enhance the ability of communities, local organisations and governments in Southern Africa to adapt to climate change in a way that minimises vulnerability and promotes long-term resilience.

 

 

SOUTHERN AFRICAN REGIONAL TEAM

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RESEARCH AND COMMUNICATION OUTPUTS

       

 

 

 
 
 
Temperature and precipitation extremes under current, 1.5 °C and 2.0 °C global warming above pre-industrial levels over Botswana Livelihoods on the edge without a safety net: The case of smallholder crop farming in North-Central Namibia Namibia water governance brief ASSAR Namibia country narrative  
ASSAR Botswana country narrative Identifying stakeholders and vulnerabilities in Botswana's Mahalapye sub-district Understanding the current state of collaboration in the production and dissemination of adaptation knowledge in Namibia