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OUR PARTNERS

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

Fire season: Investigations unveil ignitions

Fire investigators have been able to identify alleged fire-starters – both human and other – during the past fire season. The team from Enviro Wildfire Services has investigated most fires in the Overberg between October 2018 and May 2019. Thanks to their information

A devastating fire season – the goFPA counts the costs

The 2018/19 fire season has become known as one of the most overwhelming in the history of the Overberg. While more than 30 wildfires burned during the season, 20 of these were very damaging and very costly. Many of these fires also affected more than one...

CONTACT goFPA

Email: info@overbergfpa.co.za

 

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