Changing Practice Course – Applications Now Open

Applications are open for the EMG/Rhodes University Changing Practice : Olifants Catchment Course through either the SA Water Caucus or the Civil Society Organisation Indaba network. We are pleased to announce that the course will be starting in May 2017.

This course has been designed to support civil society action and participation in local water governance. It is part of a bigger research project that looks at how academics, activists, NGOs and communities can work together to engage with and monitor key issues identified in the National Water Resource Strategy 2 (NWRS2). The research project is run by the Environmental Monitoring Group (EMG) and the social learning course is run by the Environmental Learning Research Centre (ELRC) at Rhodes University.

Click here for a brief introduction to the course and instructions on how to apply as well as an application form. Please read the instructions carefully so that your application does not disqualify simply because you have not filled it in correctly. Please note that it is organisations/networks and not individuals that apply for the course.
The deadline for application forms is the 26th of April 2017. You need to send your completed application forms and documentation to the Environmental Monitoring Group’s administrator Raziyah Johnston at:
Fax: 0214482922

For questions relating to the course and applying for the course please contact:
Jane Burt at


Thabo Lusithi at

One of the criteria of the course is that you need to attend every module. Therefore it is important to know that the first module will be during the week of the 22nd – 26th of May. Another criteria is that your organisation’s work must take place in the Olifants River Catchment.
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