SKEPPIES, a partnership between Conservation International (CI), the Development Bank of South Africa and the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF), is a small grants fund for the Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Programme (SKEP) that, through an innovative conservation-development partnership, supports economic development that values the natural capital of the Succulent Karoo.
Through the sustainable use of natural resources, the SKEPPIES Fund aims to assist entrepreneurs and community groups within priority areas.
With a specific focus on empowering women and the youth, SKEPPIES project implementers are, amongst others, NGO’s, community organizations, the private sector, faith-based organizations, government, parastatals, and individuals working towards a good cause.
SKEPPIES work is focused in priority landscape-scale corridors that conserve ecosystem processes and buffer species and people against climate change.
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