Tuesday, November 08, 2016

The State of Food and Agriculture 2016 : Climate change, agriculture and food security

The Paris Agreement, adopted in December 2015, represents a new beginning in the global effort to stabilize the climate before it is too late. It recognizes the importance of food security in the international response to climate change, as reflected by many countries focusing prominently on the agriculture sector in their planned contributions to adaptation and mitigation. To help put those plans into action, this report identifies strategies, financing opportunities, and data and information needs. It also describes transformative policies and institutions that can overcome barriers to implementation. 

Access  Full Report: http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6030e.pdf

Monday, November 07, 2016

SWCS 72nd International Annual Conference

72nd International Annual Conference

Conservation Connections:
Creating Pathways to Sustainability 
 
July 30 - August 2, 2017

Madison, Wisconsin

Thursday, November 03, 2016

OPERATION OF A BOOKSTORE AT THE STUDENT CENTRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA MAIN CAMPUS, TENDER UBT 2016/2017-19

Tender Details
Tender Closing Date & Time : 22.11.2016 1200hrs
Date of Posting : 21.10.2016

OPERATION OF A BOOKSTORE AT THE STUDENT CENTRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA MAIN CAMPUS, TENDER UBT 2016/2017-19

Department :

Tender Status : Open

Tender Detail:
 The University of Botswana invites tenders from those companies with established reputation in the field to undertake the following:-
  1. OPERATION OF A BOOKSTORE AT THE STUDENT CENTRE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA MAIN CAMPUS, TENDER UBT 2016/2017-19
     
The following Tender will have a mandatory site visit session at the stipulated date and time:
Tender number
Site Visit date
Mandatory 
Time
Venue
UBT 2016/2017-19
8th  November  2016
Yes
0900hrs
Block 129 Committee Room
 
Full details will be provided in the Tender Documents which must be obtained from the office of the Deputy Director, Business Services, Block 129, (Inside Maintenance Yard) Office No. 2 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. from Friday 21st October 2016.
 
The University of Botswana reserves the right to award the whole tender to one bidder or split the tender amongst various bidders.
 
The University of Botswana is not bound to accept the lowest tender or to assign any reasons for acceptance or rejection of any tender.
 
Tender documents may be obtained against payment of a non-refundable documentation fee of P224.00 each (VAT inclusive), payable at Cashiers Office, Administration Block.
 
Sealed Tender clearly marked with the tender title and number of the respective tender must be addressed and hand delivered to:  The Secretary, Tender Committee, University of Botswana, GABORONE, BOTSWANA, at Block 129 (in the Maintenance Yard).
 
Tel: (00 267) 355-2086, Fax: (00 267) 390 1523
 
Bid submission deadline is 22th November 2016 at 1200 hrs.  

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Water Share Report

The choices we make today, and how we decide to manage our resources moving forward, will have long-term implications for nature and for people. This does not mean that we have to choose nature or people. The Nature Conservancy is committed to finding solutions that enable people and nature to thrive together—a world where we take care of nature so that nature can take care of us.

This report outlines a solution for managing scarce global water resources in a way that helps us meet the needs of people and nature. Today, irrigated agriculture accounts for a significant amount of our water consumption. If we can find ways to save just a small percentage of the water used on farms, it will free up a great volume of water that can be used for other purposes, including restoring depleted rivers and lakes. We believe that when water markets are paired with creative financial solutions, we can help provide a more water-secure future for cities, agriculture, industries and nature. 

Access Full Report: https://global.nature.org/content/water-share-report

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Register for Membership - Okavango Research Institute Library

ORI Library welcome the general public, tertiary students and  faculty from other institutions.

The following  resources and services are available for members:
  • Books
  • Journals
  • Newspapers & magazines
  • Government reports
  • Special collections 
  • Computers with Internet connection
  • Reprographics 

Come and Register with us!!


Thursday, October 20, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Urban Water Blueprint

The Sub-Saharan Africa’s Urban Water Blueprint assessed the potential for watershed conservation to benefit cities, rural livelihoods and nature across 30 large cities in Sub-Saharan Africa that are primarily dependent on surface water supply. One in every five residents of these cities may face water security risks due to highly impaired water quality. The report found that 28 cities could improve their water security by investing in conservation activities such as forest protection and good farming practices, which could benefit more than 80 million people. For half of the 30 cities, the resulting benefits for improved water quality could offset the costs of conservation activities through reduced water treatment expenses.

Read more: https://thought-leadership-production.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/08/24/20/30/36/9c3def4a-36d5-42f3-a844-a3df1f0e6d01/Urban_Water_Blueprint_Region_Africa_Aug2016.pdf

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

DECENT WORK AND THE 2030 AGENDA FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT – IMPLICATIONS FOR BOTSWANA HRDC Job Summit

After years of intensive negotiations and dialogue bringing together governments, civil society and millions of ordinary people around the world, UN member states unanimously agreed in September last year to what the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon described as the “most inclusive development agenda the world has ever seen”, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the associated Sustainable Development Goals. Agenda 2030 places decent work for all at the heart of policies for sustainable and inclusive growth and development. It is estimated that globally over 600 million new jobs need to be created by 2030, just to keep pace with the growth of the working age population.