John Notoane (Just Transition – Stakeholder & Community Engagement Expert) is a stakeholder engagement and facilitation specialist, with over 20 years of experience. His key projects include his work with the USAID-funded RESILIM Program in the Limpopo River Basin, which entailed establishing a partnership with Groot Marico, leading and managing the process of supporting the Dept. of Environmental Affairs to design an integrated climate change response strategy for the national Savannah Biomes, and facilitating the stakeholder engagement process for the bilateral agreement between South Africa and Botswana.
Recently, John has facilitated stakeholder engagement for the Revitalisation of South African Mining Ghost Towns research and the Just Transition Framework, South Africa: Community and Stakeholder Engagement with OneWorld. Both project focused on enabling transitions to a green economy and climate resilient developments across sectors. John also facilitated stakeholder engagement for three other OneWorld projects: A Just Transition to a Low Carbon Economy (DPME/National Planning Commission); the State of Preparedness of Cities for Climate Change (GIZ) and the Evaluation of the Design & Implementation of the Western Cape Climate Change Response Strategy. John was also instrumental in establishing and managing transboundary relationships for the Feasibility, Design and Implementation Phases of the Southern African Regional Climate Change Programme (RCCP) for the Department for International Development of the UK (DFID), with OneWorld. During this programme, John was lead facilitator for the SADC Multi-Stakeholder Water Dialogues (from 2009-2012), responsible for facilitation, strategic advisory and technical assistance. He was also advisor and project manager for OneWorld’s support to the Africa Group of Negotiators to the UNFCCC. Other key projects include stakeholder engagement and climate governance analysis and advisory on the German Government’s IKI V-LED programme and the PPCR Zambia’s Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub-Basin