COWI is assisting the Government of Botswana to prepare their first national spatial plan for the country.
The National Spatial Plan (NSP) is a framework and strategy to influence the distribution of people and activities over Botswana’s territory over a twenty year period by guiding spatial development and investment decisions. The NSP is also a planning tool that aims to align the interventions of ministries, departments, agencies, private sector and civil society organisations. COWI is assisting in analysing existing trends, establishing a comprehensive geodatabase to guide spatial planning and formulating the National Spatial Plan in collaboration with ministries, NGOs and private sector.
One of the concepts emerging from the National Spatial Plan formulation process is an international green corridor. The green corridor will link protected areas and wildlife habitats in Botswana to create an integrated, contiguous green zone in which human settlements and wildlife habitats could be managed together.