Friday, October 14, 2011

The Future Okavango Project Workshop 11 - 13 October 2011

The future Okavango Project (TFO) held a three day information exchange and discussion workshop between more than 130 researchers and stakeholders from Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Germany at Maun Lodge, Botswana from the 11 - 13 October 2011. The workshop was held under the theme, "Incorporating stakeholder involvement and consolidating interdisciplinary initiatives and planning the interim evaluation report". According to the host,Okavango Research Institute, the objectives of the workshop were among others to:
- Help develop inputs at policy-maker level
- Deepen project ownership among all participants
- Improve trust relationship among participants through formal and informal discussion
- Provide a platform for learning and exchange
- Gain information on other subprojects
- Find common paradigm under which to carry out the analyses
- Develop a common understanding for the goals and desired outputs
- Organise the interim evaluation report
- Develop interwoven strands for interdisciplinary cooperation
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