Background and objectives
This project was follow-up to the national settlement strategy prepared by the Government. Its goal was to prepare district settlement development strategies based on the National Settlement Strategy. UN-Habitat was invited to provide technical assistance to prepare the district strategies and in so doing to build the capacity of the Department of Town and Regional Planning (DTRP) to undertake similar programmes. DTRP provided staff from its regional offices in Maun in the Northwest District Council Francis Town and Kasane to work with the two international and two national consultants. The activity took three months.
Activities included field work to gather data on development issues, meetings with the communities to obtain consensus on the data collected, analysis of the data and preparation of draft proposals to address identified development issues. Specific attention was paid to tourism in the Chobe District and to the Kasane-Kazungura commercial and planning area. A settlement strategy was prepared for endorsement.
The team spent 35 days in the field and worked in the district offices in Maun and Kasane and at the DTRP offices in Gaborone. The final document of the Chobe District settlement development strategy was completed in Nairobi by the two international consultants.