On 1st of January 2018, the African Climate Reality Project represented by Food & Trees for Africa (FTFA) in collaboration with the Ekurhuleni Environmental Organisation, the South African Institute of International Affairs and the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (“the implementing organisations”) launched a 30-month project aimed at enhancing civil society participation in environmental governance in South Africa. The project focuses on improving public engagement in law-making and legislative oversight on matters pertaining to sustainability, climate resilience and a just transition to a low-carbon future, paying special attention to youth and women participation. It targets the National Parliament and four Provincial Legislatures: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Western Cape.
The implementing organisations are seeking the services of a Contractor to carry out a situation analysis of the current public participation mechanisms and processes of the Parliament of South Africa and the Provincial Legislatures of Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo and the Western Cape.
The work is expected to be completed by the end of March 2018.