The new post starts to feel like home, after setting up kraals, fencing off and clearing paths for pipelines and home-steads it is finally time to settle down and get comfortable. Although work to make it a village will still continue; at-least most of the hard work is done.

Four households finally settle with a few still preparing to move over, and  now it’s time to take ownership and give this new home a name. The community proposes several names, mostly based on the history of Donkerbos or what walked on the land before other people moved in. Stories are told of how they arrived on the farm...

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To relocate from an area perceived as home for many years takes guts and determination but when it is fueled by a desperate need for water then the circumstances propels you.  The decision did not come easy considering moving away from friends, family and community, families had to split up to allow mothers to stay behind and take care of school going children and the elderly. The move also means regular footing back to Donkerbos to see family, attend meetings, catch up on latest news and access the mobile clinic health services or receive  monthly pension pay-out. Water is that important in D...

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This individual is required for the Collaboration Project ‘Wetlands Monitoring and Assessment Platform for Transboundary River Basins in Southern Africa (WeMAST) which was granted by the African Union through the Global Monitoring and Environmental Security Programme (GMES). The WeMAST project aims to support wetland assessment and monitoring methods applicable to Southern Africa by developing an integrated platform. This platform can provide wetland information service to SADC wetland authorities for assessment, monitoring by utilizing and integrating existing Earth Observation capabilities a...

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In 2016, accredited entities of the Adaptation Fund established a Community of Practice aimed at providing an avenue for knowledge exchange, learning and experience sharing amongst National Implementing Entities to support direct access to climate finance. The Community of Practice has grown to include Direct Access Entities (DAEs) of the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

As the only accredited entity to the Adaptation Fund, the DRFN participated in a 3 day workshop in Durban, South Africa

Participants to this workshop also had the opportunity to visit the adaptation project being undertaken by  Sou...

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