Review of the Okavango River Basin Agreement of 1994

OKACOM was established in 1994, with the signing of the Okavango River Basin Agreement, with its main objective being to advise the three riparian countries (Angola, Botswana and Namibia), on the means of conserving, developing and utilising the shared water resources. OKACOM has now commissioned OneWorld to revise the 1994 OKACOM Agreement and other supporting / relevant documents to reflect regional and international trends in river basin management and international water law.

The specific objectives of the assignment are to:

  • review the 1994 OKACOM Agreement;
  • review associated instruments and relevant documents;
  • align the Agreement with related regional and international instruments;
  • consult with relevant stakeholders on the review; and
  • produce a draft revised Agreement (and associated instruments).

This work builds on an assignment carried out by OneWorld in 2017-2018, when OKACOM, intending to advance transboundary water cooperation in the CORB, commissioned OneWorld to carry out and present an initial review of the 1994 Agreement. The review was aimed at supporting and informing local, national and regional decision-making in the CORB, within a relevant transboundary governance framework.


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Project Data

Funder: UNDP Global Environmental Finance (GEF) Unit

Client: Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM)

Region: Cubango-Okavango River Basin (Angola, Botswana, Namibia)

Project duration: December 2019 – March 2020