By Mpfunzeni Thindane
The Adaptation Fund commemorated its 10th year anniversary at the recent United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) COP 23 in Bonn, Germany. The Fund took this platform as an opportunity to reflect on its adaptation interventions by showcasing project stories and its major achievements over the past 10 years.
The Fund’s anniversary book titled Adaptation Fund: 10-Years of Innovation, Action and Learning features Ms Maria Chavalala from the Tanani Matiko Multipurpose and Disabled Cooperative on its cover. Furthermore, the publication prominently features the two South African projects which are currently under implementation. These are the uMngeni Resilience Project (URP) and the Small Grants Facility (SGF).
The South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), which is the National Implementing Entity of the Adaptation Fund in South Africa, was also profiled along with local beneficiary stories and capsules from the URP and SGF. For more information, follow the links below:
SANBI: Empowering Rural Farmers through Localized projects
South Africa: Increasing Climate Resilience in Small-scale Farmers through Integrated Adaptation
South Africa: Helping Smallholders Improve Crop Production