Supporting civil society to be proactive and resilient
Many of the effects of climate change and resource depletion are experienced directly by civil society and we have identified the need for ongoing support to the civil society sector within the catchment to move towards proactive interventions for climate change. The aim is to strengthen and mobilise this sector in the Olifants Catchment by building resilience through training, communication and supportive, enabling networking.
Through the Civil Society Organisation Support initiative we aim to contribute to transforming a core of CSOs to be proactive and resilient in the face of climate change, resource degradation and growing livelihood insecurity.
In 2017 we initiated the CSO Indabas Programme. The Indabas have become important platforms for stakeholders to seek localised solutions and responses to challenges such as climate change and collectively experienced natural resource management problems.