Final Report: USAID Southern Africa Regional Environmental Program.

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Between June 2010 and December 2016, the USAID Southern Africa Regional Environmental Program (SAREP) provided technical support to the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission to enable it to meet elements of the objectives in its strategic action plan, while responding to other related needs in areas adjacent to the basin. From the onset, SAREP sought to integrate its activities with the strategic action plan, which in mid-2010 had only just begun to be formulated. SAREP supported this formulation by funding development of national action plans by each of the three riparian states — Angola, Botswana, and Namibia — which guided SAREP’s prioritization of areas of support to each country while integrating these activities into the broader strategic action plan. Based in Gaborone, Botswana, the program operated from satellite offices in each of the three riparian countries: Maun in northern Botswana, Rundu in northeast Namibia, and Menongue in southeast Angola.