Integrated Water Harvesting Project
- Reference: P-ZA-EAZ-002
- Approval date: 10/11/2011
- Start date: 26/03/2012
- Appraisal Date: 21/10/2011
- Status: OngoingOnGo
- Implementing Agency: ECOLINK
- Location: South Africa Mpumalanga
The components of the original project P-ZA-EAZ-001 include
(i) Community capacity building to strengthen food security and income generation
(ii) Development of learning resources
(iii) Construction of Rainwater Harvesting Infrastructure and related technologies
(iv) Outreach and institutional capacity strengthening
(v) Project management, Monitoring Evaluation.
The additional grant of 100.000 Euro is to cover exchange rate losses under P-ZA-EAZ-001 and allow rainwater harvesting infrastructure implementation for the Mjejani community as well as the corresponding extension of project management.
The objective of the original project P-ZA-EAZ-001 is to assist these communities in the Ehlanzeni District of Mpumalanga Province of South Africa to improve output from their communal food gardens through collection and management of surface run-off from precipitation and better management of soil moisture.
The additional grant of 100.000 Euro is to cover the implementation of rainwater harvesting infrastructure for the Mjejani community already designed and tendered under the initial AWF Grant.
The project will address the vulnerability of beneficiary communities to the high variability of atmospheric and soil moisture, critical to their horticulture based livelihoods, through establishing the means and capacity for collecting and storing water for vegetable gardening during the wet season for use in the five dry months of the year. More importantly, based on its design, the project will foster social capital and empower the women's and youths' groups who are the primary target beneficiaries, as well as the larger community, to better address issues affecting local livelihoods, in particular in relation to water scarcity, climate change and food production.
The additional grant of 100.000 Euro is to cover exchange rate losses under P-ZA-EAZ-001 and allow rainwater harvesting infrastructure implementation for the Mjejani community.
HOLLHUBER Franz - AWTF