ResourceAfrica is a partnership of two autonomous not-for-profit institutions that share a common purpose, one based in South Africa (RA-SA) and the other in the European Union (RA-UK). The mission of ResourceAfrica is to promote good governance and democratic practice in building community based institutions as essential requirements for sustainable development and effective natural resource based management. Its 2008-12 strategy around partnerships, networks and targeted initiatives is focused on promoting local community resilience and adaptation for change through building on experiences in tenure and local governance gained in southern Africa over the past 15 years.
1. Empowerment of Emerging Farmers: This initiative works with South African farming communities in Mpumalanga Province to promote development through Fair Trade and support land tenure reform and local natural resource governance. The initiative works on a number of levels, in partnership with government, business, communities and civil society, in order to create multiplier effects.
2. Rainwater Harvesting and Community Climate Change Adaptation: In the Kruger to Canyon Biosphere Reserve (South Africa): Through this project RA is working to ensure improved access to clean reliable water supplies, sanitation and local institutional capacity for water management.
3. Human Elephant conflict mitigation and livelihoods: RA in partnerships with others is currently implementing a programme for Human Elephant conflict mitigation in TFCA areas in southern Africa.