oa Botswana Notes & Records - Sustainable Development and Natural Resource Competition and Conflicts in the Okavango Delta, Botswana

Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0525-5090



This paper uses the concepts of sustainable development and the sustainable use of environmental resources in addressing issues of resource competition and conflicts in the Okavango Delta. A stakeholder approach/analysis is used to identify interest groups or stakeholders involved in resource competition and conflicts in the area. This paper points out that resource competition and conflicts pose a threat to the sustainable use of the Okavango Delta. As a result, the sustainable use of the Okavango Delta requires the participation of all the stakeholders in policy formulation, implementation and monitoring. Particular attention is paid to the traditional groups because they live in the Okavango Basin, and could be economically motivated to manage and monitor the wetland effectively on a daily basis.

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