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Australia south africa local governance partnership ubudlewane funded by the australian government

Australia South Africa

Local Governance Partnership

“Ubudlewane”

Funded by the Australian Government


Purpose of workshop

Purpose of Workshop

To explore:

  • What aspects of the ASALGP have made a difference

  • What we can do to make sure these things continue

    And to:

  • gather inputs for the project completion process (stakeholder workshop)


Lessons from 3 rd seminar

Lessons from 3rd Seminar

  • Partnerships, partnerships, partnerships

  • Need for clarity of roles and responsibilities and acceptance of accountability

  • Community empowerment critical

  • Need to explore innovative approaches and to be flexible and adaptive


Lessons from 3 rd seminar cont

Lessons from 3rd Seminar (cont)

  • ‘Good practice’ rather than ‘best practice’

  • Aim to build knowledge and capacity through a range of sources

  • “get stuck in and do it together”


3 rd annual seminar

3rd Annual Seminar

  • Learning (Rasigan Maharajh)

  • Healthy Municipalities (Yusuf Patel)

  • Reconciliation and Participation (Jackie Huggins)

  • Cooperative Government

  • IGR

  • Community Participation

  • Partnerships/Disaster Management

  • Linking Budgets and IDPs

  • Partnerships/LED


Project achievements making a difference

Project Achievements – Making a Difference

  • Capacity built at both the individual and organisational level through action oriented technical assistance, study tours, exchanges and partnerships

  • The creation of knowledge, both technical and management, on matters of concern to local govt in South Africa

  • The development of a range of tangible ‘products’


Australia south africa local governance partnership ubudlewane funded by the australian government

Project Processes

  • An evolving project design process based on the needs of the partners in KZN and FS (identified via consultation and the PCCs)

  • A series of technical inputs from both Australian and South African advisers

  • A series of study tours and exchanges

  • The nurturing of formal and informal partnerships between Australia and South Africa through the Partnership Program


Impact assessment has asalgp made a difference

Impact Assessment – Has ASALGP Made a Difference?

  • Most activities have had some level of organisational impact

  • Most activities have built both individual and organisational capacity (70-80%)

  • Service delivery has improved to varying degrees

  • A range of partnerships have been developed

  • Most (90%) supported the use of practitioners to provide technical advice


Impact assessment issues

Impact Assessment (Issues)

  • Creation of the right environment for activities to succeed/ensuring ‘readiness’/timing/managing the politics

  • Role/involvement of DPLG

  • Differences between Australia and South Africa

  • Value of the ‘partnership’ approach

  • Concerns re sustainability

  • Validity of IA process


Sustainability making it last

Sustainability- Making It Last

  • Ongoing support needed to build on the work conducted in the provinces and municipalities

  • Need to ensure continuity of the process of creating new knowledge about what works and what doesn’t

  • Need to ensure continuity of communication of what has been learnt through the ASALGP

  • Support needed to maintain partnerships and build new ones


Other issues

Other Issues

  • Need to better articulate the benefits for the Australian partners of the project ie. local government in WA, SA and Qld

  • Need to link into South African strategies such as Project Consolidate


Topics for discussion

Topics for Discussion

  • Continuation of knowledge sharing (1)

  • Maintaining partnerships (5)

  • Sustaining the gains made in IGR (6)

  • Impact Assessment (7)

    Others?

  • Continuation of assistance/Project Consolidate

  • Assessing the Australian impacts


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