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OneWorld Sustainable Investments (OW)

Country of registration:
Network member number:
N0626
Acronym:
OW
Address:
Cape Town Office: 5th Floor, The Hudson, 30 Hudson Street, Cape Town, 8001 Brussels Office:166, Chausséede la Hulpe 1170Brussels, Belgium
Relation to CTCN:
Network Member
Type of organisation:
Private sector organization

OneWorldis a sustainable development organisation focused on building social, economic, and institutional resilience in the context of climate and resource constraints.Working both globally and across Africa, OneWorld translates the scientific evidence of climate change and its development impacts into realistic policy and institutional arrangements. We provide effective policy and strategy analysis, institutional development, and capacity building to decision and policy makers. OneWorld develops innovative finance solutions for complex multi-stakeholdersituations.OneWorld has cultivated strong relationships across the public and private sectors. We work extensively with national andlocal governments, international and multilateral agencies, development banks, regional economic communities, river basin organisations, and the private sector. Stakeholder engagement is a cornerstone of our approach. Central to our successful delivery isan extensive network of partners and experts.OneWorld’s core competency lies in applying a political economy approach, systems thinking, integrated solutions, participatory analysis, and co-benefit assessments across our four key programmes:Climate Change:Building and applying evidence of climate impacts for development, people and economies to inform inclusive policy strategies and financing solutions.ValuingResources:Advancing governance and sustainable financing for water, land-use, and biodiversity resource development across administrative and political boundaries.GreenTransitions:Envisioning just transformational pathways and mobilising green economies to deliver low carbon societies where all benefit from the gains.Urban Resilience:Facilitating sustainable urban densification, mobility and municipal governance reform for inclusive cities that secure development gains and enhance the lives of all citizens.OneWorldhasdesigned,led, and delivered numerousmedium to large-scaleprojects andprogrammes, administering sizeable fundsacross Africa.These include:•a 30-month project to deliver EU-fundedIntegrated Southern Africa Business Advisory services, for productive use of renewable energy, in four countries;•theDFID-and SIDA-fundedUSD 10mRegional Climate Change Programme (RCCP)implemented over five years,to enable Climate Change Adaptation(CCA), with equitable access to climate finance, in southern Africa;•with Chemonics, co-implementing the USAID-fundedUSD14m, 4-yearRESILIMprogram;•supporting theAfrica Group of Negotiatorsbetween 2009 and 2015 in establishing Africa’s common position on key negotiationaspects of climate finance, ambition and adaptation, under blended funding fromDFID,theNorwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs,CDKNand SAIIA to the value of USD 7m;and•delivering risk and vulnerability (R&V) analysis across the Zambezi Basin, funded by CDKN, the World Bank and the PPCR (USD 1,6m).

Active in:
Worldwide

    Contributions

    • Multi-level Climate Governance in South Africa: Catalysing finance for local climate action

      Type: 
      Publication
      CTCN
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      Objective:

      This study summarises the important progress South Africa has made in developing its policy and institutional architecture in response to climate change through the lens of multi-level governance and multi-stakeholder climate action. It is written for both policy makers and development practitioners working in South Africa and is based on the four-year project known as V-LED, or Vertical Integration and Learning for Low-Emission Development in Africa and Southeast Asia.

    • Building Resilience through Decentralised Water Resource Management in the Caribbean

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      Publication
      CTCN
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      Approach:

      Water resources are greatly impacted by the effects of climate change, and so it comes as no surprise that many of the programmes implemented by PPCR countries focus on enhancing water resilience. The case studies presented here, provide some examples of how PPCR countries in the Caribbean are working towards achieving this goal through decentralised solution.