BEGIN:VCALENDAR PRODID:-//Microsoft Corporation//Outlook 16.0 MIMEDIR//EN VERSION:2.0 METHOD:PUBLISH X-MS-OLK-FORCEINSPECTOROPEN:TRUE BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:GMT Standard Time BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:16011028T020000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=-1SU;BYMONTH=10 TZOFFSETFROM:+0100 TZOFFSETTO:-0000 END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:16010325T010000 RRULE:FREQ=YEARLY;BYDAY=-1SU;BYMONTH=3 TZOFFSETFROM:-0000 TZOFFSETTO:+0100 END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT CLASS:PUBLIC CREATED:20190807T131837Z DESCRIPTION:The Okavango Delta is a Ramsar site and was UNESCO’s 1\,000th World Heritage Site. Climate change\, land degradation and the unsustaina ble use of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin’s (CORB) natural resources p ose major threats to the Delta. The Permanent Okavango River Basin Water C ommission (OKACOM) commissioned the establishment of a Fund to address the stark climate change threats while providing equitable benefits to the CO RB’s poor inhabitants. This novel approach aims to target twelve SDGs an d demonstrate how an innovative finance mechanism can support inclusive an d transformative development for rural communities\, and provide lessons f or other river basins and conservation areas.\nIn this session\, CRIDF’s Michael Vice will be pitching the novelty and value of the CORB Fund to p otential investors to catalyse the Fund’s capitalisation.\n \n DTEND;TZID="GMT Standard Time":20190827T093000 DTSTAMP:20190807T131837Z DTSTART;TZID="GMT Standard Time":20190827T080000 LAST-MODIFIED:20190807T131837Z LOCATION:L8 PRIORITY:5 SEQUENCE:0 SUMMARY;LANGUAGE=en-gb:Financing sustainable equity for all in the Okavango River Basin TRANSP:OPAQUE UID:040000008200E00074C5B7101A82E0080000000080029BFC2A4DD501000000000000000 0100000007092703426A328419D94CBF7DC3CEDC3 X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:

The Okavango Delta is a Ramsar site and was UNESCO’\;s 1\,000th World Heritage Site. Climate change\, land degradation and the unsustainable use of the Cubango-Okavango River Basin’\;s (CORB) natural resources pose major threats to the Delta. The Permanent Okavango River Basin Water Commission (OKACOM) commissioned the establishment of a Fund to address th e stark climate change threats while providing equitable benefits to the C ORB’\;s poor inhabitants. This novel approach aims to target twelve S DGs and demonstrate how an innovative finance mechanism can support inclus ive and transformative development for rural communities\, and provide les sons for other river basins and conservation areas.

< p style='mso-margin-top-alt:0cm\;margin-right:0cm\;margin-bottom:9.6pt\;ma rgin-left:0cm\;box-sizing: border-box\;font-variant-ligatures: normal\;fon t-variant-caps: normal\;orphans: 2\;widows: 2\;-webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px\;text-decoration-style: initial\;text-decoration-color: initial\;word- spacing:0px'> In this session\, CRIDF’\;s Michael Vice will be pitching the novelty and value of the CORB Fund to potential investors to catalyse the Fund 217\;s capitalisation.

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