Jaap Arnten attended a panel discussion in Geneva, Switzerland, organised by the Centre for Finance and Development on the occasion of the launch of the World Bank report “The Changing Wealth of Nations 2018: Building a Sustainable Future”. The report is closely linked with the World Bank’s WAVES partnership programme, in which Botswana participates.
Jaap Arntzen was co-facilitator with Prof. Luwesi (DRC) of the WaterNet short course on Financing Water Infrastructure in SADC. The course was funded by GIZ, and held in Johannesburg (10-13 April 2018). Two participants attended from each SADC country, including Botswana; the workshop aimed to build skills and knowledge in the SADC countries on how […]
On 21st December 2017, CAR staff and family went to Bakhurutse Cultural Lodge to learn more about cultural traditions and food and visited San rock painting in nearby Manyana village (see location below). It was fun to socialize after a busy year and to realise that there is always more to learn about Botswana’s rich […]
CAR’s work in the area of environmental/ sustainable development policies is internationally recognized. The Lauder Institute of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania (USA) has ranked CAR 50th leading environmental policy think tank in the world in 2016 (out of 95 global think tanks) and 5th in Africa. For more information please visit; http://repository.upenn.edu/think_tanks.
Botswana’s Ministry of Minerals, Land Management, Water and Sanitation Services (MLWS) hosted more than 200 stakeholders on the 20th of March, 2017 for the annual ‘Water Pitso’ as part of a series of events to commemorate World Water Day. This year’s Pitso was themed “Sustainable interventions to address water losses.” Pitso is a Setswana word for ‘consultation,’ which […]
Interview with Tshepo Setlhogile and Jaap Arntzen on Water & Energy Accounting in Botswana under the WAVES programme: WAVES Newsletter 42, March 2017 (www.wavespartnership.org). WAVES stands for ‘Wealth Accounting and Valuation of Ecosystem Services Programme’, which is carried out in 8 countries worldwide. New WAVES countries include Zambia under the second phase of the programme.