Feb 25, 2021

Botswana - Using NCA data to inform sectoral policies/strategies and monitor SDGs

Feb 25, 2021
ONLINE Webinar

This webinar, is part of a series organised by the Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice.

DATE: Thursday, February 25, 2021 

TIME:  14 -15:30 GMT / 9:00am - 10:30 am EST



Video Recording of the Webinar


1. Water Accounts

2. Energy Accounts

3. Macro/Fiscal Indicators of Sustainable Development



Botswana has embraced NCA following the outcome of the Gaborone Declaration of Sustainability in Africa (GDSA) in 2012. Since then, a decision was made at highest policy level to prioritize NCA for water, mineral and energy resources, including compilation of macroeconomic indicators of sustainable development. A scoping exercise to develop ecosystem accounts was carried out in 2014 which prioritized the initial development of SEEA-compliant Tourism Satellite Account. Capacity building and a process to institutionalize the accounts was led by Government, with support from the World Bank through the WAVES Global Partnership programme. Botswana, like many other African countries, is endowed with a variety of natural resources, especially minerals, and a rich biodiversity which had significantly contributed to the country’s sustained economic growth and socio-economic development.

As one of the five piloted WAVES countries to implement NCA in 2012, Botswana has made remarkable progress in terms of natural capital accounts compilation and annual report updates and the dissemination of key policy massages to different stakeholders. Although at different stages of maturity, the NCA data from water and energy accounts have shown great potential to impact significantly in monitoring the implementation of one or two natural capital related SDGs. 


This webinar will showcase the country’s experience of using NCA data to inform key sectoral policies and strategies that have economic bearing on sustainable management of the key natural resources responsible for economic prosperity.


Webinar Chair: Africa Eshogba Olojoba, Practice Manager East and Southern Africa Region, Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy, World Bank.

Program Outline:

Introductory remarks: Africa Olojoba

1. Presentation: Water Accounts

  • Trend of results
  • Summary of policy messages
  • Linkage to ongoing water sector strategies
  • SDG 6 applications

Speaker: Mr. Ogopotse B. Pule, Principal Water Resource Engineer II, Department of Water and Sanitation, Ministry of Lands, Water and Sanitation Services, Botswana 

2. Presentation: : Energy Accounts

  • Summary of key policy messages
  • Linkage to Energy policy and other sectoral strategies
  • SDG 7 applications

Speaker: Anne K. Leipego, Principal Energy Officer (Head of Statistics Section) at the Department of Energy, Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security. 

3. Presentation: Mineral/Fiscal Indicators of Sustainable Development

Speaker: Mr. Edwin M. Itshekeng, Chief Economist, Macroeconomic Policy Section, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.

Moderated discussion - All speakers

Open Q&A

Webinar slides and recording will be made available to all participants and NCA CoP members after the event.

This webinar is part of a series under the Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice.