This contract is to provide consultancy services to facilitate field implementation of catchment management (covering 4 sub-catchments), a component of the wider Shire River Basin Management Program (SRBMP). LTS is playing a key role in institutional capacity building around agricultural and income generating activities.
LTS plays a leading role in local capacity building, environmental assessment, and providing support to local enterprises.
Degraded water catchments are a key environmental sustainability issue in the Shire River basin in Malawi, with significant poverty impacts.
Catchment management at the field level requires:
Integration is key to achieve the SRBMP project development objective.
Overall, this contract is focusing on:
LTS works closely with Mott Macdonald and CDM on across these subcomponents, playing a leading role in supporting capacity building for planning (working with village level planning institutions and communities), delivering an environmental assessment plan of income generating activities, and providing training and technical support to local enterprises in the non-agricultural sector.
Value and benefits
The project aims to rehabilitate and manage the protected areas by reducing erosion and improving livelihoods. Since the activities promoted ideally require a longer time horizon than the project duration, this project aim to institutionalize a successful approach and show early results that will be expanded upon and consolidated through the next phase in the program.