Support to Environment and Sustainable Development in the North West Province (SESDNW) is a bilateral development co-operation project of the governments of Finland and South Africa. The first phase started in October 2001 and was completed by December 2005. In order to consolidate and strengthen the sustainability of the project results, an extension phase was launched in January 2006. The extension phase will continue until March 2008.


The Overall Objective of the Extension Phase of the SESDNW is to contribute to the environmentally sustainable development in the North West Province. This is envisaged to be achieved through building appropriate human capacity for environmental management and sustainable development in the Province and through further institutionalisation of the environmental planning and management products, procedures and systems developed during the first phase of the SESDNW project. It is assumed that the more efficient utilisation of the various preventive and regulatory environmental instruments and incentives by the environmental administration will have a positive impact on the quality of the environment in the Province.


The estimated total cost of the Extension Phase is EUR 3,600,000 of which the contribution of the Government of Finland is EUR 2,400,000 (approximately ZAR 19,200,000) and the estimated contribution of the North West Province is ZAR 9,600,000.


Click here to view detailed components The Extension Phase Project comprises the following 8 components:

  • Integrated Environmental Management Framework Legislation and Management Tools;
  • Spatial Planning and Land Use Management;
  • Biodiversity Management and Conservation;
  • Environmental Monitoring, Reporting and Information Management Systems;
  • Waste Management;
  • Air Quality Management
  • North West Eco Fund
  • Capacity building

  •     Project document 15 Nov 2005.pdf

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    by: Ville Hokka