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:
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.