In collaboration with its national partners, the Kalahari-Namib Project will be convening the South Africa National Steering Committee meeting in Upington on the 12th March 2013. This will be followed by a two day workshop with farmers and the local community members in Mier, Northern Cape Province from 13-14 March 2013. The workshop will engage local farmers in Community Environmental Action Planning (CEAP). The CEAP approach empowers local communities to undertake conservation and development initiatives that fit their unique natural environment, culture and value systems.