Capacity building of Civil Society Organisations during the Covid-19 pandemic
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Indsatsen foregår i følgende lande:
- South Africa
- Designers without Borders SA
Overordnede mål :
The objective of the intervention is to strengthen the organisational capacity of 18 local civil society organisations and initiatives, consisting of NGO’s, church organisations, small volunteer groups and a Cooperative , all working in the rural town Grabouw and in the Elgin Valley in Theewaterskloof Municipality, South Africa.
Umiddelbare mål :
1) To build the organizational capacity and to empower 18 local CSO’s to assist vulnerable communities during the Covid19 lockdown as well as during the gradual re-opening of the country. 2) To empower 18 local CSO’s to engage with local authorities and potential private donors during the lockdown as well as during the gradual re-opening of the country.
The direct target group is 18 CSOs and the 96 community workers or volunteers working with and for them. Another direct target group is +/- 3000 people from the community being helped by the 18 CSOs during the Covid19 pandemic and lockdown. A more indirect target group is DWB SA, who, through the intervention, will be able to expand their network and further build and boost their legitimacy with the CSOs and with public/private stakeholders.
The intervention takes place in the rural town Grabouw and in the Elgin Valley in Theewaterskloof Municipality, South Africa. The objective of the intervention is to strengthen the organisational capacity of 18 local civil society organisations and initiatives, consisting of NGO’s, church organisations, small volunteer groups and a Cooperative. These actors have all been active in a food relief program in the area since the lockdown. The intervention aims to further strengthen the capacity of these CSOs to assist the most vulnerable communities in the area affected by the Covid19 crisis. These are mainly children, elderly, homeless and people with disabilities and on chronic medication (ART therapy for HIV/AIDS). The aim is to do this by ensuring that they have access to solid information and knowledge about Covid19 through relevant trainings. Another goal is to enable them to kickstart their own strategic delivery projects. And finally, we wish to empower the CSOs to engage with local authorities and private donors to get access to further resources that can support their strategic delivery projects and the communities where they work.