SED-ED Subcommittee

Roundtable Conversation Series: Collaboration for Scale and Impact

Collaboration for Scale and Impact was hosted by the African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) on the 26th August 2016. Each renewable energy IPP in the country invests a percentage of revenue into socio-economic development (SED) initiatives. Some IPP also invest in enterprise development (ED) measures. Increasingly, IPP’s are interested to collaborate on these efforts. This roundtable discussed how collaboration can support the scaling-up and replication of successful local development initiatives. Participants and speakers identified various forms of collaboration and discussed success and hindering factors. Companies proposed concrete opportunities for collaboration based on SED initiatives that already impact communities positively.   Presentations can be downloaded by cl...

Roundtable Conversation Series – Economic Development in REIPPPP Supporting sound community trusts – establishment, governance and operations

Supporting sound community trusts- establishment, governance and operations, hosted at the Industrial Development Corporation on the 23rd May 2016. Renewables projects have to comply with socio-economic development (SED) and enterprise development (ED) and also local ownership obligations. The latter requires projects to establish a legal entity representing a beneficiary community. Most projects opt to establish a community trust for this purpose. The role of this trust in the wider community engagement and development work of projects ishowever flexible. Depending on project location, beneficiary community characteristics and funder conditions, the formation and governance of these trusts tend todiffer a lot. This roundtable discussion unpacked and further explored the prerequisites of s...

Roundtable Conversation Series – Economic Development in REIPPPP

Managing Community Unrest Resulting From Political Lobbying For Municipal Elections 2016, hosted at Mainstream Renewable Power on the 26th April 2016 The purpose of this roundtable conversation was to identify risks resulting from increased tensions within the community due to upcoming municipal elections that may impact on the construction and operations activities of ipps, including the implementation of socioeconomic development (SED) and enterprise development (ED) initiatives. The discussion analyse incidents that are likely to occur and shared insights on general mitigation strategies that can be applied by individual projects. The presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the below links: Pre-election Conflict Management Renewable Power Communities Local Economic Development Ro...

SED Workshop

SAPVIA held a Socio-Economic Development – Economic Development (SED-ED) workshop on 04 March 2015 at Webber Wentzel in Johannesburg where the newly-elected SED-ED Subcommittee was constituted. Thank you to all who participated and a special thank you to the event host sponsor, Webber Wentzel. All presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. Please note members need to login to access the presentations. [restrictedarea]Setting the scene, Moeketsi Thobela, SAPVIA CEO IPP Office Feedback and Views: Thulisile Dlamini, IPP Office Driving industrial capacity and partnerships in development: Louise Paulsen, PICC SED/ED IMPLEMENTATION –IPP EXPERIENCES – The Expectations Gap: Masechaba Mabilu, Acciona SED-ED challenges & opportunities: Gerrit Kruyswijk, IDC Natio...

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