COP 27 Done and Dusted – So What Now?
COP 27 which was dubbed as an African COP because it was held on the African soil happened at a time when inequality in South Africa and the entire world was and is still worsening; costs of living are going up tremendously; and unemployment skyrocketing especially among the youth in South Africa, amid a crippling energy crisis and a life-threatening heat wave which has claimed the lives of Seven Farm Workers in the Kakamas in the Northern Cape in South Africa.
Flanders Southern Africa – Gender CC Southern Africa (GCRCI Project)
The Flanders Southern Africa – supported resilience building and vulnerability reduction project implemented by GenderCCSA for smallholder farmers in Hebron, Northwest Province and Vhembe, Limpopo Province was able to train farmers on how to dry their produce with solar dryers in collaboration with Food Masters SA.
Climate Change and Subsistence Farming in South African Communities
Climate change is one of the most important societal issues currently facing the world. Recent weather events across South Africa have sparked popular interest in understanding the role of global warming in driving extreme weather.
Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiative (GUCCI Project)
The Gender into Urban Climate Change Initiative (GUCCI) project is the brainchild of Gender CC – Women for Climate Justice, Berlin. Funded by the German International Climate Initiative of the German Ministry for Environment and implemented by All India Women’s Conference – AIWC in India, AKSI! For Gender, Social and Ecological Justice & Solidaritas Perempuan in Indonesia, Equidad de Genero in Mexico, and GenderCC SA – Women for Climate Justice in South Africa.
Farmers and gardeners are constantly faced with challenges in the garden. One of the biggest sources of headaches for farmers is pests.
Growing Indigenous Crops
The worsening food and nutrition insecurity in sub-Saharan African communities demands the promotion of African indigenous crops such as Bambara
nuts and cowpeas to play a central role in addressing food insecurity, associated health concerns and climate change.
African CSOs Stage No to Fossil Fuels Action, Reject Net Zero
Civil society and grassroots groups across Africa staged a sit-in and protest action at the exhibition centre of the UNFCCC COP 26 in Glasgow to demand that African delegates attending the negotiations reject handouts and instead advance real solutions to the climate crisis.
A note from Leadership
In a few days’ global leader’s scientists and climate activists will be gathering in Glasgow for COP 26 Climate Change Negotiations. This meeting is coming at a time when the world and the communities we work with in rural and urban communities of the North west Province, Gauteng and in Vhembe District, Thohoyandou are starting to recover from the pandemic, in addition to numerous extreme
Climate change is one of the seminal issues that is currently facing all of us globally. A shift from fossil fuels, to cleaner and sustainable renewable energy sources that are energy efficient and accessible as well as affordable for the people are extremely important factors to consider when determining the essential building blocks toward incorporating the ‘Just Transition” principles in national energy policy.