- Global Health
- Environment Conservation
- Economic Growth and Trade
USAID helps conserve, maintain, and restore the forests of Botswana by supporting Forest Conservation Botswana (FCB) through the Transfrontier Conservation Area (TFCA). Forest Conservation Botswana is an $8 million joint program with the Government of Botswana that provides grants to local NGOs to work on environment conservation and policy issues that support forest conservation.
USAID’s involvement resulted in a doubling of the number of new grants approved over 2015 and the launch of FCB’s largest program to date: an environmental assessment and management plan to open up the 400,000 hectare Chobe/Kasane forest reserves for sustainable eco-tourism.
In addition, USAID/Southern Africa’s regional program supports positive environmental practices in Botswana.