Strategic partners

Strategic partners are central to the outcomes of the USAID: RESILIM O project.

River Basin Authorities:
a) Ara Sul: (Mozambique). This is the river basin authority responsible for part of the Olifants catchment that falls in Mozambique. The project will need their endorsement to work in Mozambique, access information and engage with practitioners and stakeholders. This is necessary in order to institutionalise practices that build resilience. They will also provide links to Stakeholder Forums in Mozambique
b) Olifants Letaba Catchment Management Authority (OLCMA): will be established during the time of RESILIM providing an opportunity to institutionalise practices. Planning instruments such as the Catchment Management Strategies (CMF), standard setting monitoring plans are important points of contact for resilience building. This in addition to technical influence over practice development and representation on steering committees are fundamental to discourse development, integration and collaborative action. This partner will also be part of the training and skills programme.
c) Inkomati Usutu CMA: provides an opportunity shared learning with the emerging OLCMA

Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) (national) (RSA): RESILIM O needs endorsement in order to work collaboratively towards institutionalising practices. Planning instruments such as the Spatial Development Plans (SDFs), Natural Resource Management Programmes (WfW etc), Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programmes (EPIP) are important points of contact for resilience building. This in addition to technical influence over practice development and representation on steering committees are fundamental to discourse development, integration and collaborative action. This partner will also be part of the training and skills programme.

Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation (DWAS) (national)(RSA): RESILIM O needs endorsement in order to work collaboratively towards institutionalising practices. Planning instruments such as the Catchment Management Strategies (CMS), standard setting monitoring plans are important points of contact for resilience building. This in addition to technical influence over practice development and representation on steering committees are fundamental to discourse development, integration and collaborative action. This partner will also be part of the training and skills programme.

OLLI (Olifants Levuvhu, Letaba, Inkomati) Technical operations committee: multisectoral river operations committee provides and opportunity to influence practice, monitoring and reporting. Opportunity to support collective action towards resilience

South African Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) (RSA): engagements around strategic and technical components of the National Environmental Management Act NEMA, platform to influence practices (mines and agriculture sectors etc). Option to inform land use planning – zoning, risks, source of learning from Grasslands project, co-op gov.

Sectors: (mining, agriculture and as specified) (Moz and RSA): provide an opportunity to collaboratively explore responsivity, innovation, co-operation, integration and catchment based outcomes, resilient practices, and mechanisms – essential to project outcomes.

Greater Limpopo Transfrontier Area (GLTFA) (Moz and RSA): opportunity to institutionalise practices around protected area management, international responses developed, buffer zones, testing practices and governance, social learning and networking, dialogue on regional reform

Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Authority (MTPA): Protected areas management and stewardship practices to be developed collaboratively with a special focus on resilience building

Limpopo Department of Economic Development Environment & Tourism (LEDET): Protected areas management and stewardship practices to be developed collaboratively with a special focus on resilience building

SANParks: Protected areas management and stewardship practices to be developed collaboratively with a special focus on resilience building