NEWS & EVENTS
EDP Partnering News & Events
The EDP Partnering Blog is a space for the EDP’s partnering practitioners to reflect on broader development and societal issues, innovative practices and fresh approaches to building collaborative practices for more inclusive, sustainable development outcomes.
The potential of data to build resilient futures
Sustainability specialist Jonathon Hanks, who is co-founder and managing director of Incite explores anticipated trends that will affect members of the Food and Beverage Growth Coalition, lead by the City of Cape Town and convened by the EDP.
Towns Action Network partners share how their organisations use storytelling to change practice.
Join the August gathering of the Towns Action Network – which will focus on empowering active citizens in regenerating South Africa’s small towns.
An action-oriented engagement platform for water users in the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS) is building relationships of trust for improved water security
The Towns Action Network announces a new funding partnership with the Embassy of Finland, as the national learning and support platform expands its partnering reach for town regeneration in South Africa.
Practical guidelines and supporting resources to enable adaptive & collaborative water management released by WRC, the EDP & the CST in March 2023
The EDP’s new CEO Nishendra Moodley takes over from outgoing CEO Andrew Boraine as the organisation prepares to build its reach and resilience over the next three years
Building cyber-resilience will require effective partnering across sectors and borders plus skills development to prevent future cyber-security threats.
The Changemakers Festival in the Theewaterskloof Valley: Inspiring change and dreams for small towns
“Valley of Six” changemakers celebrated partnering for action, supported by the Towns Action Network (TAN)
An innovative public employment initiative creates employment opportunities that help build social value in communities.
The national Social Employment Fund, launched in 2021 may pave the way for future grassroots and government collaboration towards sustainable development.
In November, US activist and urban gardener Karen Washington visited the EDP and shared three crucial elements that are necessary for urban food gardens to thrive
The recent Urban Food Futures workshop in Cape Town convened by TMG and Food Agency Cape Town (FACT) confirmed how crucial partnerships are to improving food security
Six towns join together for the area’s first Changemaker Festival to take place in Voorstekraal on Saturday 26 November.
The EDP’s Board Chair welcomes the incoming CEO, who will start in early 2023
Effective collaboration will benefit public and private sector partners in new Growth Coalition platform, convened by the EDP.
The Towns Action Network, convened by the EDP and partners, has awarded micro-grants to seven initiatives across 12 South African towns for a cross-country changemaking festival
The September session of the Towns Action Network – formerly known as the Changemaker Towns Network – will focus on enhancing accountability from local government.
The EDP’s Board Chair announces the stepping down of the EDP’s founding CEO Andrew Boraine in early 2023, with recruitment for a new CEO underway
EDP CEO Andrew Boraine reflects on lessons learned from the Futurecasting Cape Town dialogue series.
Cape Town Mayor, Western Cape Premier and Partners Confirm the Value of Partnership and Collaboration
The EDP marks its tenth anniversary with a dialogue on the critical need for partnering and collaboration to solve South Africa’s development challenges
The Changemaker Towns Network will hold its second meeting ‘The May Gathering, on 19 May for people and organisations wanting to catalyse change in their towns and regions.
PRESS RELEASE: Cape Town Mayor, Western Cape Premier and partners reflect on the value of partnership and collaboration at the EDP’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations
Attendees at the EDP’s 10th Anniversary event joined in conversation around the critical need for partnering to solve South Africa’s development challenges.
The EDP joins forces with Southern Africa Food Lab and Centre for Excellence in Food Security to lead a series of experiential ‘Learning Labs’ to reveal local food systems.
Changemakers from towns across South Africa invited to join the Changemaker Towns Network, an action-inspired learning and support network, launching 2 March
For some time now, evolutionary biologists and neuroscientists have pointed to social connection and cooperation as a reason for human evolutionary success.