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MONITORING, EVALUATION, REPORTING AND LEARNING

November 28, 2017
/ Categories: Uncategorized Projects: USAID: RESILIM O

The Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) component of USAID RESILIM-O aims to promote learning and accountability using a hybrid framework that includes monitoring and evaluation against intended outputs and outcomes (as quantitative indicators), but which also leaves space for more qualitative monitoring and evaluation through process documentation, case studies and qualitative indicators. This hybrid approach …

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SUBGRANT: CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT THROUGH INSTITUTES OF HIGHER LEARNING

November 28, 2017
/ Categories: Subgrants Projects: USAID: RESILIM O

Subgrant title: Capacity Development through Institutes of Higher Learning This project proposes to 1) undertake a participatory assessment of existing learning programmes offered in IHLs with potential to strengthen and expand these for climate vulnerability responsiveness in areas of climate change resilience, water and biodiversity governance and management (including agriculture), 2) work with academics to form a learning …

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SUPPORT FOR SMALL SCALE CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE IN THE LOWER OLIFANTS

November 28, 2017
/ Categories: Subgrants Projects: USAID: RESILIM O

Subgrant title: Support for Small Scale Climate Smart Agriculture in the Lower Olifants This project falls under the Agricultural Support Initiative. A number of key issues emerged with regard to vulnerabilities associated with climate change futures during Phase I of RESILIM-O. In summary these centre on the fact that residents of communal lands are likely to face …

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SUBGRANT: SUPPORT FOR SMALL SCALE CLIMATE SMART AGRICULTURE IN SEKHUKHUNELAND

November 28, 2017
/ Categories: Subgrants Projects: USAID: RESILIM O

Subgrant title: Subgrant: Support for Small Scale Climate Smart Agriculture in Sekhukhuneland. This project falls under the Agricultural Support Initiative. We aim to reach out and transform farmers by connecting and networking the individuals, groups and communities that have managed to shift their thinking and practices. We envisage a cluster program management system. Areas are identified geographically, assess …

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SUBGRANT: SUSTAINABLE FORESTRY

November 28, 2017
/ Categories: Subgrants Projects: USAID: RESILIM O

Subgrant title: Sustainable Forestry Project activities are designed around achieving the goal to enhance capacity within the forestry sector to implement best practice and comply with national standards for the SFM, with a focus on biodiversity conservation and water resource management. The project activities are divided into two phases: Phase 1: Situation assessment – this phase will primarily …

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SUBGRANT: CONSERVATION BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP

November 28, 2017
/ Categories: Subgrants

Subgrant title: Conservation Based Entrepreneurship Project activities are designed around achieving the goal to identify and design appropriate conservation-based entrepreneurship opportunities in priority areas of the Olifants Basin, as well as to develop capacity to identify, design and develop similar enterprises in future. The objectives of these conservation-based entrepreneurship initiatives are to enhance biodiversity conservation and climate …

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SUBGRANT: TURNAROUND PLAN FOR MOPANI/BA-PHALABORWA MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT WORKS

November 28, 2017
/ Categories: Subgrants

Subgrant title: The Development and Implementation of a Turnaround Plan for Mopani/Ba-Phalaborwa Municipal Wastewater Treatment Works. This subgrant falls under USAID's municipal support initiatives. The overarching goal of the USAID: RESILIM-O project is to reduce vulnerability to climate change through building improved transboundary water and biodiversity governance and management in the Olifants Basin, through the adoption of science-based …

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SUBGRANT: WATER CONSERVATION AND WATER DEMAND MANAGEMENT FOR MUNICIPALITIES

November 28, 2017
/ Categories: Subgrants

Subgrant title: Changing Practice, Changing Direction: Building civil society’s capacity to participate in the management of the Olifants River Catchment under climate change through networked social learning This subgrant falls under USAID's municipal support initiatives. This project proposes to institutionalise water conservation and water demand management (WCWDM) as a climate change adaptation strategy in two local municipalities …

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SUBGRANT: CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FOR CSOS

November 28, 2017
/ Categories: Subgrants

Subgrant title: Changing Practice, Changing Direction: Building civil society’s capacity to participate in the management of the Olifants River Catchment under climate change through networked social learning This subgrant falls under USAID's civil society support initiatives. The purpose of the project is to develop the capacity of a core group of participants from selected environmentally focused civil society organisations  …

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PART-TIME GIS MAP-MAKER

October 3, 2017
/ Categories: Jobs & internships

The Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) is looking for the services of a GIS-based Map maker. The services will be required part-time depending on the current needs of the organization. AWARD is an NGO based in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province. Purpose: To provide services in relation to GIS-based map production as required by the …

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GOVERNMENT’S SECRET TRILLION RAND NUCLEAR DEAL BLOCKED

April 28, 2017
/ Categories: News

“Victory for justice and the rule of law and the people of South Africa”, is how Makoma Lekalakala of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA-JHB) summed up the court judgement. After over a year and a half of court preparation for justice, ELA-JHB and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI) were finally able to block the …

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CHANGING PRACTICE COURSE – APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

April 20, 2017
/ Categories: News Uncategorized

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 …

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LIMPOPO’S WATER SITUATION IMPROVES

April 20, 2017
/ Categories: News

Dam levels in Limpopo have reached satisfactory levels following recent rain, the provincial water affairs department said on Wednesday. People were, however, asked not to waste water and to continue adhering to water restrictions imposed by their municipalities, spokesperson Lucia Matlou said. A devastating drought hit the province two years ago. In April 2016, the Polokwane water supply …

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REST IN PEACE DINEO

April 12, 2017
/ Categories: News

It is with the greatest of sadness that the Association for Water and Rural Development (AWARD) deliver to you today the heartbreaking news of the death of one of its employees, Dineo Eudia Shubane. Dineo was a valued member of the AWARD team. She will be greatly missed. Dineo, affectionately known as Dee, passed on on Monday …

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16 RHINO CARCASSES FOUND AT THE KRUGER

March 29, 2017
/ Categories: News Uncategorized

Since the beginning of the month, 16 rhino carcasses have been found in the Kruger National Park (KNP). “Three of the rhinos were found dead but their horns were still intact. We don’t know what the cause was. It could be natural causes such as old age disease or they could have died in a fight. …

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13 WEIRD, BUT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY WAYS TO SAVE WATER

March 29, 2017
/ Categories: News

Now, more than ever, everyone needs to play a serious part in saving water. It's not always easy but it needs to be done. Water levels in Western Cape dams continue to drop and authorities are urging residents to cutback on their usage. Some citizens have been doing the best they can to save water and …

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12 WAYS TO TURN WATER FROM WASTE TO RESOURCE

March 29, 2017
/ Categories: News

As 80% of the world’s wastewater flows untreated into the environment, we asked an expert panel to discuss how to promote water reuse 1 | Highlight success stories The main message we should give is that proper reuse can save money and generate income, and is good for the environment. In the Netherlands, there is now a …

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WATER RESEARCH COMMISSION LAUNCHES THE WORLD’S FIRST ’MINE WATER ATLAS’

March 24, 2017
/ Categories: Uncategorized

The Water Research Commission (WRC) today set the trend as world leaders with the launch of the world’s first ’mine water atlas’ in partnership with consulting firm Golder Associates. The event was also part of the World Water Day Celebrations that saw the global Launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2017: “Wastewater: The …

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DRINKING TOILET WATER COULD BE IN OUR FUTURE

March 24, 2017
/ Categories: News

THE WORLD is converging on Durban for the next few days to discuss the global water crisis. The theme for this year’s annual World Water Day is ‘Wastewater: The untapped resource’. Experts and officials will be looking at ways to use water from toilets, baths and industries to supplement the ever increasing demand placed on the …

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WORLD WATER DAY SUMMIT – DAY 1 SUMMARY

March 23, 2017
/ Categories: News

Approximately 1 000 people converged at iNkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre, in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal to observe World Water Day yesterday, 22 March 2017. The World Water Day Summit and Expo which was organized by the Department of Water and Sanitation, KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government and United Nations Water under the theme “Wastewater; The Untapped …

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