Action 24 is being implemented by a consortium of partners led by Food and Trees for Africa (FTFA), the African Climate Reality Project (ACRP), the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) and the Ekurhuleni Environmental Organisation (EEO) in four provinces: Gauteng, KwaZulu Natal, Limpopo and Western Cape.
Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) is a leading Section 21 Social Enterprise that addresses the issues of food security and environmental sustainability as fundamental human rights essential to our prosperity. The organisation emphasises education and skills training, which it integrates with sensitive mentorship and phased support. After 27 years of experience in South African social development, FTFA understands what it takes to achieve real, long-term sustainability and want to make a positive difference to the lives of all South Africans. For more information go to www.trees.co.za
The African Climate Reality Project(ACRP) is the African chapter of former Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project and is hosted on the continent by Food & Trees for Africa. Gore has trained close to 600 African Climate Leaders in Africa, from government, NGOs, youth, media and scientists across the continent. ACRP’s aim is to spread awareness and action and mobilise communities from Algeria to Zimbabwe to find solutions to climate change. Through the work of Climate Leaders across the continent, the movement urges people to take climate action now and communicates the urgent need for countries to act on their commitments under the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. ACRP is building support through media campaigns and various events. For more information go to www.climatereality.co.za
The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) is a non-governmental coalition of 17 community and environmental organisations. SDCEA was launched in 1995 to unite members in a common struggle for a healthy living environment and environmentally sustainable and socially just development in south Durban. SDCEA has been both unique and tenacious in challenging both government and industry to address the inequities of pollution and environmental injustice in the area. SDCEA has achieved a reduction in key local pollutants, the closing of hazardous waste sites and secured fishing rights for subsistence fishers. SDCEA takes education awareness, information sharing and capacity building in various forms to enable independent community monitoring and research into pollution, health and social issues. SDCEA arrives at positions through democratic debate and aims to deepen participation in that debate through its capacity building activities, to ensure that arguments are well grounded in both science and community experience. For more information go to www.sdcea.co.za
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is an independent, non-government think-tank whose purpose is to encourage wider and more informed awareness of the importance of international affairs. It is both a centre for African and global research excellence and a home for stimulating public debate. SAIIA seeks to provide input into policy development and promote balanced dialogue and debate on issues crucial to Africa’s advancement and engagement in a dynamic global context. Through our Youth@SAIIA programmes the Institute seeks to give young Africans the opportunity to engage with the major issues that confront them, whilst empowering them with skills to become the continents future leaders, who can engage in policy-making as they work towards a Southern Africa that is sustainable, democratic, inclusive and well-governed. Youth@SAIIA currently reaches over 6000 South African learners, students and educators. Additionally, through our networks we connect to over 200 African organizations in 30 different countries. For more information go to www.saiia.org.za/youth
Ekurhuleni Environmental Organisation (EEO) seeks to build capacity in communities so that they can hold government accountable in all spheres. The organisation aims to create a broad platform for engagement between provincial legislatures and communities, especially on environmental monitoring, implementation of sustainable green projects and community participation – and most importantly community ownership of communication platforms.
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