Capacity Development Projects

Applicant PartnersProject NameTypeProject DescriptionProject Footprint
Trevor Huddlestone Memorial CentreResonance GroupGreen Economy Skills and SMME DevelopmentNGOThe project involves the establishment of a green economy incubator which will incorporate a business support process to accelerate the successful development of start-up and fledgling green SMMEs.Gauteng
East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ)City of Oldenburg Germany, Buffalo City Municipality, MAASA, merSETA, SiemensRenewable Energy Centre of ExcellencePrivateThe project supports the efforts of the Renewable Energy Centre of Excellence, based at ELIDZ as an accredited, modern and technologically advanced institution that can provide renewable energy training solutions in the Eastern Cape. Eastern Cape
Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) BoardDEAEstablishment of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA)NGOThe project assists with the early operations of EAPASA to develop a register of competent and reputable Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPs) to effectively and ethically conduct and review Environmental Assessments.

Climate Innovation Centre (CIC)World Bank, Gauteng growth Development HubClimate Innovation Centre ProgrammeNGOCIC is involved in supporting innovators, entrepreneurs and SMMEs to develop cutting edge green technologies through providing finance, facilities, and business and technical advice. Project funding will augment CIC’s Proof-of-Concept grant fund to increase the volume of projects to be funded and close the funding gap in the roll-out of the Green Learnership Programme.National
National Research FoundationGreen Economy Postdoctoral Fellowships ProgrammePublicThe ‘Green Economy Postdoctoral Fellowships’ programme aims to support twenty post-doctoral fellows in green economy research areas over a three-year period, 2015-2017, at institutions across South Africa to address the institutional knowledge gap at these institutions. National
International Training Centre of the ILO (ITC-ILO)ILO Pretoria; ILO Green Jobs ProgrammeGreen Jobs Training Programme for South AfricaNGOThe project supports a two-year in-country training programme on green jobs which will be implemented by the ITC-ILO, the training arm of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The national green jobs training programmes will provide practical green jobs training to 160 participants who will be drawn from the public, private and civil society sectors in South Africa.National
National Labour and Economic Development Institute (NALEDI)Building Climate Change Capacity for Labour ProgrammeNGOThe purpose of this programme is to take forward the work undertaken by NALEDI on climate change and labour to develop sector specific climate change and labour policies and build the labour movement’s capacity to respond to climate change policy and implementation processes in South Africa.National
Rhodes UniversityDepartment of Environmental Affairs: National Environmental Sector Skills Planning Forum, UCT, Wits Real, UWC, WWF, WESSA, Green MatterGreen Skills System Capacity DevelopmentAcademiaThe programme aims to introduce a system-wide institutional capacity building initiative that will build the ability of the national skills development system to strategically produce green skills. This will involve building capacity for green skills planning and implementation, occupational analysis and framing for greened and new green occupations, and appropriate associated research and planning capacity.National