Welcome To Indigo & Our New Website
Indigo development & change facilitates empowerment of disadvantaged groups, contributing towards a socially just society while conserving biodiversity in rural areas of South Africa and in the context of changing natural and social systems.
We will achieve this through development of participatory approaches, the active development of local and global networks and capacity development processes.
Where does the name Indigo come from?
The organisation is named after the plant Indigofera disticha, a legume that occurs widely in South Africa and is know as being a useful pioneer plant, fixing nitrogen in the soil. It grows prolific after rain and is very drought resistant. This plant even provides some feed in drought and the feed value is high.
This reflects our vision of being a catalyst for positive change for marginalised groups. You can spot this plant in our logo.
CBA Training Course:
The second South African training course on Community Based Adaptation to climate change has been held in Kirstenbosch/ Cape Town from the 27-28 October 2010. The workshop materials will be available on this website shortly.
The Adaptation Network AGM:
The Adaptation Network, the South African learning network on climate change adaptation held their AGM on the 29 October 2010. Indigo development & change will continue to host the secretariat for the network in the coming year. The current steering committee reported on the past year, and a new steering committee has been eleceted. for more information see: www.adaptationnetwork.org.za
Launch of Movie in Cancun:
We are proud to announce that the latest Indigo movie will be launched in Cancun at the IIED Climate and Development Days. The movie titled: Whatever the weather - Fair is fair illustrates the linkages between fair trade and climate change adaptation. The production was supported by Fairtrade Africa, CCAA, CBAA, Volkswagen Foundation, EMG and Heiveld.
After the launch you will be able to view this movie in our multi media section.
Adaptation and beyond
Our new series: Adaptation and beyond summarized ideas on climate change adaptation and is now available on our resources site for download.
You Tube Channel: Watch our new Indigo videos as they are released... click here
Number of Staff: 7
Indigo started as an association of practitioners in 2000. Since 2006 Indigo is a registered Non-profit organisation with the head offices in Nieuwoudtville, Northern Cape Province.
It has been the desire to link the grassroot processes to the national and international policy levels. Our activities include working on learnign processes focussing on natural reource management, gender, biodiversity and climate change.
We strive to combine social justice with conservation - facilitated in a learning experience that ultimately leads to empowerment and increased resilience in a fast changing world.
Indigo has three main programmes:
- Climate Change Adaptation
- Training & Capacity Development
- Sustainable Natural Resource Management
You tube channel: click here