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Climate and disaster risk financing

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    Innovative solutions to SA water security challenge

    The Innovation Hub Management Company’s Green Economy Unit engaged Genesis to identify potential opportunities that exist for SMMEs in the Gauteng city region to contribute to the growth of the South African economy by providing innovative solutions to the water-security challenge.

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    Digital-credit scoring tool to expand credit to MSMEs

    Genesis has proposed the development of a digital-credit scoring tool for micro, small and medium enterprise lending in Zimbabwe. The tool will be developed to enable financial service providers to lend to previously excluded entrepreneurs and MSMEs across a number of economic sectors using alternative data and non-traditional sources of data.

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    Seed strategy to increase output of smallholder farmers

    Genesis developed a seed business-development strategy for the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) as a tool that will guide, orient and define expected outputs in how the project interacts and collaborates with seed stakeholders in Mozambique.

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    Genesis leads UK project on climate-smart agriculture support

    Genesis has been comissioned by DFID to conduct an 18-month climate-smart agricultural education and policy support project that aims to support the governments of Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.  

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    Climate risk assessment of Tanzanian dam project

    Genesis provided support for the climate change risk assessment and the financing strategy of the Kikonge Hydropower Project in Tanzania.

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    Vuna looks for innovation models for climate-smart agriculture

    Vuna commissioned a Climate Smart Agricultural (CSA) innovation models impact analysis to assess select Vuna Agriculture Development Facility (ADF) projects and identify intervention pathways to sustained climate resilience at scale.

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    Seed project increases Zimbabwean farmers' yields by 20%

    Genesis was appointed by Vuna to work across a number of stakeholders to coordinate the implementation of a community-level seed production and distribution model in semi-arid districts of Zimbabwe.

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    Genesis reviews SA's energy future through to 2050

    Genesis was commissioned by a civil society organisation to review and comment on the South African government’s long-term energy planning documents, which were published in late 2016. 

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    Cases show way for climate-smart farming in Zimbabwe

    Seven successful cases of climate-smart agriculture (CSA) in Zimbabwe, documented by Genesis, are to be included in a manual being written for the country’s eight agricultural colleges. Genesis was contracted by Vuna, a regional DFID-funded programme on CSA to document these cases.

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    Case for private sector, climate-smart smallholder farming

    Genesis was engaged by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) to research a business case for engaging the private sector in designing and delivering climate-smart solutions.  

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    Early flood forecasting system for Incomati Basin

    Genesis was engaged as the financial and economic adviser on a three-year project to support a holistic flood risk mitigation system in the Incomati Basin. Our work was integral in establishing the need for an early warning flood forecasting system (EWFFS) and its requirements for financial sustainability.

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    Feasibility of dam to boost Mbabane water supply

    Genesis was part of a multi-disciplinary team providing input to the feasibility study of the Nondvo Dam in Swaziland. Given water-supply constraints in Swaziland, the government aims to augment water supply to the capital city, Mbabane, through the dam.

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    Early flood warning systems to stop Mozambique floods

    Genesis was appointed to assess the costs and benefits of an early warning flood forecasting system (EWFFS) in the Limpopo River basin, which shared between Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

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    Report on unintended consequences of SA climate change plan

    Genesis was contracted by the International Finance Corporation to assess the unintended outcomes and impacts of the Climate Change Investment Programme (CIPA) South Africa (SA).

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    Water for livelihoods in KAZA transfrontier area

    Genesis was retained to support CRIDF in their work to improve the livelihoods of local communities within and around the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA TFCA).

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    Feasibility study for Songwe River Basin

    Genesis worked with the African Development Bank to provide technical support for the structuring and implementation of the Songwe River Basin Development Project – a transboundary project on the border of Tanzania and Malawi.

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    Securing water for Botswana

    Genesis leads the financial work stream on a project to assess the viability of constructing a scheme that will bring water from northern border of Botswana to the large demand centres in the south east.

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    Plan for safe water in 12 Zambian border towns

    Genesis was retained as the project economists for the 12 Towns Project aimed at providing a sustainable and equitable supply of safe water and appropriate sanitation to 12 border towns in Zambia, a country strategically and centrally located in the SADC region. 

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    Genesis supports SADC water and infrastructure projects

    Genesis worked with the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility (CRIDF), a DFID-funded facility that prepares water and infrastructure projects across SADC, in the design and delivery of water infrastructure that fosters sustainable development of the region’s water, food and energy security.

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    Plan to expand water supply to 25 000 Malawians

    Illovo Sugar Malawi wanted to improve the water supply for Nchalo town and the communities surrounding its sugar facility, which is an area characterised as very poor and lacking in clean water and sanitation.

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    Genesis assists Nigerian farmers to 'climate-proof' projects

    Genesis was contracted to review PropCom Mai-Karfi array of interventions from a climate lens and advise them on how to “climate-proof" its intervention activities in light of regional and national policy and implementation practices.

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    Expert analysis of carbon tax proposal for BUSA

    Genesis was appointed by Business Unity South Africa (BUSA) to provide expert analysis and input in a review of the National Treasury’s discussion document regarding the possible implementation of a carbon tax intended to internalise environmental costs and reduce emissions.

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    Genesis counts cost of mooted carbon tax for industry

    Genesis was appointed to undertake an economic study to assess the impact of the National Treasury’s proposed carbon tax within the context of rapidly increasing energy costs and the anticipated additional costs of adapting to climate change. 

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