South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) completed its re-accreditation process with the Adaptation Fund
By Mpfunzeni Tshindane
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) was re-accredited with the Adaptation Fund as a Direct Access Entity at the thirty-third Board meeting which was held on the 15th of March 2019 in Bonn, Germany. SANBI is delighted to be in good standing with the Adaptation Fund in this regard.
SANBI’s re-accreditation confirms its role as one of the Adaptation Fund’s eleven African National Implementing Entities (NIEs).
SANBI was first accredited with the Adaptation Fund in 2011 and has two projects that are currently under implementation namely:
- “Building resilience in the greater uMngeni catchment” project – (US$ 7,495,055) which aims to increase resilience of vulnerable communities in the uMgungundlovu District of KwaZulu-Natal.
- “Taking adaptation to the ground: A Small Grants Facility” for enabling local level responses to climate change” which is being implemented in the Mopani and Namakwa Districts in the Northern Cape and Limpopo Provinces – (US$2,442,682). The project provides small grants that enable vulnerable communities to directly implement local adaptation.
These projects continue to unlock opportunities and deliver tangible outcomes that respond directly to the needs of local vulnerable communities.
SANBI’s re-accreditation will unlock opportunities to continue engaging through the Adaptation Fund’s South- South Cooperation mechanisms for capacity building and institutional strengthening. These include the sharing of local implementation lessons, tools and best practice towards replicating and scaling up successful approaches.
The Adaptation Fund Board has set a country cap of USD 10 million. As South Arica has already reached this cap, SANBI’s re-accreditation will not enable SANBI to submit any new proposals to the Adaptation Fund for project funding at this time.
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See links below for NIE project updates
- 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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- April 2017 – Enviropaedia Awards
- April 2017 – Planning for extreme events
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