Regional Implementation Plan for Southern Africa


Global Terrestrial Observing System

Robert Scholes

(Project Coordinator)

February 2001

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Acknowledgements

Executive Summary

Background
Mandate of this Report
The Mission and Goals of SAf
Sphere of Activity
Rationale for SAf
Core Activities of SAf
Initial Projects
Governance of SAf
Organization of SAf
Relationship with Other Organizations
Funding of SAf
Short-term action plan
References

Annex 1: Expert Group Participants

Annex 2: A Survey of Environmental Information Systems in Southern Africa

Introduction

Background
Purpose of the Report
Summary of Findings
Acronyms and Abbreviations Used Widely in the Report

Botswana

Acronyms used in Botswana
Country Profile
Major Environmental Issues
Status of National Environmental Observing Systems
Sectoral Environmental Information Systems
User Needs Assessment
Key Stakeholders

Namibia

Acronyms used in Namibia
Country Profile
Major Environmental Issues
Status of National Environmental Observing Systems
Sectoral Environmental Information Systems
User Needs Assessment
Key Stakeholders

South Africa

Acronyms Used in South Africa
Country Profile
Major Environmental Issues
Status of National Environmental Observing Systems
Sectoral Environmental Information Systems
User Needs Assessment
Key Stakeholders

Zimbabwe

Acronyms Used in Zimbabwe
Country Profile
Major Environmental Issues
Status of National Environmental Observing Systems
Sectoral Environmental Information Systems
User Needs Assessment
Key Stakeholders

Southern African Development Community Region

Acronyms Used Regionally
Status of Regional Environmental Observing Systems
Key Stakeholders