About donor funded projects
Introduction and background
The Department of Environmental Affairs is responsible for the protection and management of South Africa’s natural resources in a manner that fosters sustainability and creates a healthy living environment for all the citizens of the country.
To this end, the department adheres to and promotes strong environmental governance in order to address the environmental and development challenges that confront our communities. Indeed, the implementation of these policies, and the actualisation of the objective of the department depends both sound guidance and the availability of resources.
The Branch Specialist Unit: Environmental Advisory Services is responsible for the mobilisation of resources to assist the department in addressing our national developmental agenda. In discharging these responsibilities the branch has to interact with development partners or donors interested in assisting South Africa to address environmental as well as climate change challenges.
These engagements take place in three forms:
- bilateral, which are between South Africa and a development partner;
- multilateral agreements, which describe agreements that take place through multi stakeholder international institutions; and
Despite the fact that development assistance to South Africa comprises less than 1% of the country’s GDP; donor assistance has strategic importance that provides a mechanism through which the department can fulfill its objectives.
Donor partnerships with DEA are as follows: