"TRILATERAL COOPERATION South Africa / Germany"
Trilateral Cooperation at the GIZ Office in South Africa Daniel Werner 7th June 2011 17.09.2012 Seite 1 Types of Trilateral Cooperation in SA 1. On the basis of bilateral programmes Within bilateral programmes, advise to partners their activities in the region and on the continent (SLGP, PSRP). Bilateral programmes have components that are also implemented in other African countries (e.g. YDF or Nelson Mandela Foundation). 2. Regional programmes based in South Africa Germany and South Africa jointly build-up regional networks (AFUR, CABRI, AFROSAI, ATAF). 3. Cooperation among emerging countries Demand-driven and topic-specific cooperation with GIZ-programmes in other emerging countries (e.g. SA-India: rural development, Indo-German Tool Room; SA- China: technology cooperation / wind energy). Various former Inwent programmes (as e.g. Managing Global Governance, Climate Leadership Porgramme, Dialogue Forum Emerging Countries, etc.) 4. Fund to Support German – South African Trilateral Cooperation (TriCo-Fund) Dedicated programme to support German – South African joint initiatives in third countries; new mode of delivery 17.09.2012 Seite 2 TriCo-Fund: Objectives and Structure Objective: Strengthen South Africa’s contribution to the development of the continent by • Supporting the establishment of capacities for development cooperation • Jointly carrying out developmental projects in third countries (as equal partners) New Mode of Delivery in the SA-German Development Cooperation Structure: The Trilateral Cooperation (TriCo) Fund is governed by a Steering Committee comprised of representatives from National Treasury and the German Embassy. GTZ provides the secretariat and manages the TriCo Fund. Scope: Projects that fall within the scope of an existing development cooperation area (good governance, climate and energy, skills development, HIV/AIDS) and/or contribute to the protection of a global public good (specifically peace and security). synergies + comparative SA/German advantage ensured Duration: 08/2007 – 08/2013 Budget: 5 Mio EUR 17.09.2012 Seite 3 Application procedure and conditions Projects May be requested by a South African governmental institution, a third country or regional organization Have to contain meaningful contributions of each of the parties (SA contribution at least 30%) Fall within the thematic scope (see above) Contain written support of the South African and third country / regional project partner Official SA partner has to be a governmental department (which may delegate implementation to an implementing institution) Are selected by the StC based on a Call for Proposals (next Call expected within 3rd Quarter 2011) 17.09.2012 Seite 4 TriCo-Fund: Projects 2 completed projects: • Organization of a National Anti-Corruption Summit in the DRC (SA partner: DPSA) • Development of an investigation manual for the Independent Complaints Directorate (ICD) and training support to Tanzania and Kenya (SA-partner: ICD) 3 ongoing projects in 2011: • Establishment of an African Ombudsman Research Centre (SA partner: Public Protector) • Tanzania - South Africa Fire Management Coordination Project (SA partner: DWA) • Development of a Post-conflict Reconstruction and Development (PCRD) Strategy for South Africa’s engagement in the DRC (SA partner: DIRCO) Quality criteria: • Participative planning with representatives from all parties involved • Results-based monitoring system ensuring effectiveniss of project • Exit strategy ensuring sustainability of results Impact: TriCo Fund regarded from German and South African side as successful example for this new mode of delivery. 17.09.2012 Seite 5 Lessons Learnt (1) Challenges Because of the (at least) tripartite nature increased project management efforts required Conflicts between New Donor and Recipient (partly reservations against SA as regional power) Understanding of South African counterparts of the new mode of delivery (SA as donor and not recipient any more) 17.09.2012 Seite 6 Lessons Learnt (2) Opportunities a) for the third country The third country benefits from the expertise of an experience donor and an emerging country that has successfully undergone similar changes Increase of grant funds for the third country b) for South Africa Supporting SA to become a responsible regional power in practical learning-by-doing situations Dedicated support to the establishment of own institutional capacities for development cooperation Increase in reputation and positive outreach into the region 17.09.2012 Seite 7 Lessons Learnt (3) d) for the German development cooperation / GIZ New mode of delivery as an innovative and adequate instrument of cooperation with emerging countries (increase in ownership and partner contributions) Increase the positive outreach of South Africa on the continent (SA as the engine of Africa’s development) Empower South Africa as a New Donor, thereby supplementing contributions of traditional donors. c) for the project management in general “Cultural proximity” of the new donor as a chance, but at the same time challenge for adequate project management Increase in efficiency through the utilization of GIZ structures and expertise in third countries 17.09.2012 Seite 8 Contact: Daniel Werner Project Manager Trilateral Cooperation Fund +27 (0)12 423 6361 +27 (0)83 9767246 email@example.com 17.09.2012 Seite 9