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The South Africa team already has very close working relationships with government in the Namakwa District, Northern Cape, and various national government departments. Engagement with all the local municipalities and implementing agents is ongoing and the team has generated significant enthusiasm and support for ecosystem-based adaptation (EbA) in the District.
Ecosystem-based adaptation pilot projects will be used to inform policy inputs and support the integration of EbA into government programmes at all levels. A particular focus will be given to supporting the disaster risk reduction strategy for the district, already under development with adaptation guidelines and assisting in developing an adaptation plan for the area.