In October 2017, CRIDF and partners in the Namibian part of the Kavango Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA) completed the construction of water supply infrastructure in three flagship villages. Working with the KAZA Secretariat, the Southern African organisation Peace Parks Foundation and the contractor Afro Installations, CRIDF led the process of scoping, designing and overseeing implementation of the installation of solar-powered borehole pumps, water storage tanks, cattle troughs and garden irrigation systems.
The project in the KAZA TFCA was completed ahead of schedule, within budget and in accordance with standards set by the Department of Water Affairs in the Namibian Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Forestry. It forms part of a wider initiative to support community livelihoods in the Zambezi Region of the Republic of Namibia. CRIDF’s Namibia project is a good example of an approach that can be replicated in other Southern African river basins.