|Duration||Start 24 December, 2017 till 24 December, 2020|
|Field of expertise||Developing Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Communities|
|Policy field(s)||Local economic development|
|Funding||Delegation of the European Union to South Africa|
The specific objective is for Local Authorities to actively engage partners to co-implement mining Social & Labour Plans (SLP) projects.
The expected results of the project are:
1: Increased capacity of LAs to engage with mining companies.
2: Improved capacity of LAs to empower community members for effective public participation.
3: Enhanced LA capacity to facilitate municipal policy coherence and alignment (IDP and SDFs aligned to mine-SLP).
4: Increased exposure & capacity of LAs to develop approaches to economic diversification.
VNG International is implementing this grant in co-operation with:
- Musina Municipality
- CLCB, Centre for Local Capacity Building Pretoria
“It's always very inspiring to see how an intervention at local government level has such a direct impact on the lives of its citizens. For instance, just by bringing citizens and local government together in Zimbabwe, we were able to reignite the building of the only health clinic within a 20km radius. “