A report of the technical cooperation visit made by the Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) to the Agência Nacional de Águas (ANA) of Brazil. 4-11 May 2008 has been published on the IW:Learn site. Supported by the Environmental Protection and Sustainable Management of the Okavango River Basin Project, the mission's objective was to share knowledge about the execution of Global Environment Facility funded river basin management projects. Discussions included a comparison and an increased understanding of the comparative advantage of and the role of research centres (i.e. the Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre (HOORC) and the Pantanal branch of the Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agro-Pecuária) in the management of river basins.
The Environmental Protection and Sustainable Management of the Okavango River Basin Project is a joint initiative of the Governments of Angola, Botswana and Namibia represented by the Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) in partnership with the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO).