The collective annual budget of the various renewable energy projects in the Kouga region is around R40million. So, although the Jbay Women’s Dialogue is a Jeffreys Bay Wind Farm initiative, economic development managers and representatives from other wind farms joined the event to provide greater impact and to offer community organisations help to build relationships with potential funders by extending their network and increasing their reach
The event gave representatives a chance to showcase their community organisation’s work and learn how to increase the opportunity to attract funding. Organisations created image storyboards and had the chance to present a summary of their community work.
The wind farms are in essence strategic partners for the NGO’s and the Dialogue provides a platform to educate the economic development managers on what organisations are doing in the area.