Wednesday, September 21, 2011

In addition to research, the project has a large educational component providing training and capacity development to Botswana through  local educational programs with school children.  Batswana youth identified through the Botswana Youth Council participate in project activities to gain experience in research and develop an appreciation of the importance of water management on rural livelihoods. Education is the cornerstone of sustainability and a major component of this study.

(Above left) Dr. Alexander discusses how the Chobe river sustains life and livelihoods and the way they can help in protecting the resources and become leaders in their communities.

(Left) Mr. Lipa (project member) teaches children during  a community bird walk through the study site about the importance of preserving biodiversity and clean environments.

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