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uMngeni Resilience Project wins silver in Enviropaedia Eco-Logic Awards

The UMDM's uMngeni Resilience Project (URP) won Silver at the 2017 Enviropaedia Eco-Logic Awards. The uMgungundlovu District Municipality was nominated for the "Municipalities Award Category".

The Municipality Award Category recognises the innovative solutions and strategic partnerships that municipalities have formed to improve sustainability and service delivery. Furthermore, the Awards also support projects that make positive impacts to sustainable development in South Africa's green economy.

Mrs Lungi Ndlovu, Project Manager of the uMngeni Resilience Project reflected that "It is a great honour for the uMngeni Resilience Project and the uMgungundlovu District Municipality to be recognised in this category. There is a lot of innovative work being conducted by municipalities across the country which gives one hope for the future". June E-News article - URP Wins Silver Award uMDMThe uMngeni Resilience Project is a USD 7.5 million five-year project that is funded by the Adaptation Fund. The uMgungundlovu District Municipality (uMDM) is responsible for overall project implementation, working with strategic partners such as the University of KwaZulu-Natal's School for Agriculture, Earth and Environmental Sciences (UKZN SAEES). The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) is the National Implementing Entity responsible for project oversight in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA). 

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Climate resilient livestock introduced in Leliefontein through the SGF project

Small scale farmers observe yield increases due to the uMngeni Resilience Project (URP) interventions 

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