Resilience Case Study: Enterprise Development Programme: Building economic resilience through waste diversion and entrepreneurship in Atlantis, South Africa
  Nov 26, 2019     Library, Wisp, News, Atlantis, South Africa, business, Cape Town, Atlantis SEZ, Case Study, Resilience, Resilient Cape Town, 100 Resilient Cities

GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and 100 Resilient Cities, has published a series of case studies showcasing practical examples of resilience in action in Cape Town.

Resilience is the “capacity of individuals, communities, institutions, businesses and systems within a city to survive, adapt and grow no matter what kind of chronic stresses and acute shocks they experience” (100 Resilient Cities, 2019).

GreenCape has published a resilience case study that describes the work the Enterprise Development Programme (EDP), an ongoing project which was started by GreenCape in 2017 to address waste stream opportunities in Atlantis, South Africa, identified by the Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) in 2015. The case study can be downloaded here: Enterprise Development Programme: Building economic resilience through waste diversion and entrepreneurship in Atlantis, South Africa.

The EDP builds economic resilience in Atlantis and the greater Cape Town metropolitan area by fostering green economic growth and by connecting the workforce with a changing economy. It also collaborates with businesses to create a resilient local economy.

The case study discusses:

  • The results and opportunities identified as a result of enterprise development work carried out by GreenCape’s WISP in Atlantis;
  • The origin of the EDP and its subsequent evolution

To access the free case study, click on the link provided above (click the title)