The main objectives of the Forum Meeting was to update the committee on Progress made on the activities for the operational plan for FY 2012/2013, Planned activities for the next financial year 2013/2014, Update on projects such as SAREP, The future Okavango and NGOs and Brainstorm and come up with Namibian national OKACOM Vision. The meeting was represented by all stakeholders with the exception of the Rundu Town Council and the Kavango Regional Council. Stakeholders were divided into 5 different Thematic areas namely:
· Theme 1: Basin development and management framework
· Theme 2: Livelihoods and socio-economic development
· Theme 3: Water resources management
· Theme 4: Land management
· Theme 5: Environment and biodiversity
Different stakeholders presented their progress and shifted activities that were not completed to the 2013/2014 financial year. Activities are planned as per the National Action Plan (NAP) objectives. A draft for the planned activities for 2013/2014 was made and will be circulated to the stakeholders for finalization.
Highlights from Celestino Ferrera's presentation below