Jaap Arntzen was part of a World Bank team that undertook an identification mission for a ZAMBIA-Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services (WAVES) Program from February 20-24, 2017.
During the mission, discussions were held with key institutions such as the Ministry of Development Planning, Central Statistics Office and Zambia Environmental Management Authority. The team also facilitated a two-day workshop with Zambian stakeholders to assess priorities for natural capital accounts, assess the available data for such accounts and identify host units for the accounts as well as required external support.
Based on the workshop results, the Ministry of Development Planning will finalise a 6-months start up work plan for Zambia WAVES. The workshop was held in Chaminuka Lodge.