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GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) is a key funder and partner of the goFPA, through the GEF Fynbos Fire Project. It was established on the eve of the 1992 Rio Earth Summit, to help tackle our planet’s most pressing environmental problems.

www.thegef.org

UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

The UNDP is serving as the implementer of GEF Fynbos Fire Project funding in South Africa. The UNDP works in nearly 170 countries, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

www.undp.org.za

THE FYNBOSFIRE PROJECT

The GEF FynbosFire Project aims to reduce the risk of wildfire in fynbos by building the capacity of fire protection associations (FPAs) and communities at risk to undertake Integrated Fire Management (IFM), through funding from the GEF Special Climate Change Fund. The project has supported the launch of the goFPA.

www.fynbosfire.org.za

WORKING ON FIRE

Supplier for Aerial Firefighting Resources to the Western Cape Provincial Disaster Management Centre and Overberg and Overstrand Fire & Rescue.

www.workingonfire.org

DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

The national Department of Environmental Affairs is a partner in the GEF FynbosFire project. It works to transform the country’s approach to environmental protection, while balancing this with socio-economic development.

www.environment.gov.za

WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT

The Western Cape Government creates laws for and provides services to the people of the Western Cape, to ensure that citizens of the province have access to the services, facilities and information they need.

www.westerncape.gov.za

OVERBERG DISTRICT MUNICIPALITY

The ODM is a category C municipality comprising of Cape Agulhas, Overstrand, Swellendam and Theewaterskloof municipalities.

www.odm.org.za

OVERSTRAND LOCAL MUNICIPALITY

The Overstrand Local Municipality covers more than 1700 square kilometres over the Hermanus, Gansbaai and Stanford area.

www.overstrand.gov.za

SANPARKS

South African National Parks (SANParks) manages a system of parks which represents the indigenous fauna, flora, landscapes and associated cultural heritage of the country.

www.sanparks.org

CAPENATURE

CapeNature is a public institution with the statutory responsibility for biodiversity conservation in the Western Cape. It is governed by the Western Cape Nature Conservation Board Act 15 of 1998 and mandated to: promote and ensure nature conservation; render services and provide facilities for research and training; and generate income.

www.capenature.co.za

AGULHAS BIODIVERSITY INITIATIVE

ABI is a landscape initiative operating across the Overberg. This voluntary association brings government, the private sector and other partners together, to secure a productive healthy natural environment in the Overberg.

www.agulhasbiodiversity.co.za

OVERBERG AGRI

Overberg Agri is an agricultural company that primarily earns its revenue from agriculture. Its vision is to be the business partner of choice in the sector.

www.overbergagri.co.za

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD

Elgin wildfire brings a community together

Elgin Valley, 28 January 2019: A fire that started Thursday (24 January 2019) in the Van der Stel’s Pass close to Botriver has captured the essence of community spirit. The fire has brought farmers, local companies and fire-fighting authorities together in what has been a five-day intensive battle to control the blaze.

15 tips to better protect your home against wildfires

What can you do to make your home as safe as possible against a potential wildfire? Home owners have learnt valuable lessons from the 2017 Knysna fires. And these lessons are now guiding fire management in South Africa. As a home owner

What to include in your evacuation go-bag?

This is surely one of the most difficult and stressful events in a person’s life: It’s time to evacuate your home, as a wildfire moves closer. This is a time of great stress – and mistakes can be made as a result. According to the Overstrand Municipality’s Fire Chief, Lester Smith, in an event like this

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