Climate Conscious Entrepreneurship (in Namaqualand with Conservation South Africa)
Under the management of Conservation South Africa, SKEPPIES is a small grants fund for the Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Programme. Through an innovative conservation-development partnership that encourages the sustainable use of natural resources, the fund supports economic development that values the natural capital of the Succulent Karoo by assisting entrepreneurs and community groups within priority corridors. “IT’S AFRICA’S TIME” journeys to Namaqualand in the Northern Cape to visit an eco-tourism venture and a biodiesel plant. These are two SKEPPIES programmes funded by the global bank Citi, whose commitment to the SKEPPIES Programme has been fundamental to its growth and achievements.