Resilience Case Study: Covid-19 Local Food Security Response: Mobilising partnerships to build community resilience
  Jul 13, 2020     Resilient Cape Town, 100 Resilient Cities, Resilience, Case Study, Cape Town, South Africa, Library, Document, News, Global Resilient Cities Network, general, GreenCape, agriculture, sustainable agriculture, #jobs

GreenCape, in conjunction with the City of Cape Town and the Global Resilient Cities Network, 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 exploring some of the first response partnerships formed between civil society and the private sector in response to a food security crisis in the wake of Covid-19, titled: Covid-19 Local Food Security Response: Mobilising partnerships to build community resilience during an acute shock.

This case study outlines primarily on insights from the Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI) partnerships with meal kit delivery service UCook and Ladles of Love, through the newly formed Food Fund.

The case study discusses:

  • The value of community-led crises response initiatives;
  • The role of urban farming in building local food security resilience;
  • The City of Cape Town’s partnership with civil society organisations; and
  • Examples of the interplay between various agencies, including the WC Economic Development Partnership (EDP).

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