ECCWEDA’S MISSION STATEMENT
ECCWEDA aims to act as the organization of choice that promotes the development of community based wind farms and other renewable projects to grow sustainable community development and ending poverty in the province.
Is to protect vulnerable communities from potential exploitation by project developers through:
To educate communities and Stakeholders of communities and other stakeholders about the wind industry and the mandatory processes involved in the development of wind farms.
ECCWEDA will negotiate with project developers on behalf of the community.
Lobbying on behalf of the communities with various stakeholders
ECCWEDA aims to maximize community benefit to add the maximum possible value to the communities land throughout the process. Any additional development contractual arrangements that may need to be created to complete this project will be entered into in such a way that they provide a net added value to the community.
Community Self Determination
ECCWEDA agrees that community partners should be fully involved in the decision making process with regard to all aspects of the project that affect them, and that community partners should themselves determine how they will structure and represent themselves in order to engage with the project.
Commitment to equitable sharing of benefits
ECCWEDA seeks to ensure that benefits that accrue to communities as a result of the projects should be distributed in an open, accountable and equitable manor for purposes primarily determined by the community themselves, for the benefit of the community as a whole. ECCWEDA will work only with community partners that demonstrate a commitment to equitable decision making processes, that have transparent and accessible membership requirements and that do not discriminate against any adult person for whatever reason.
ECCWEDA seeks to conduct its business to internationally recognized ethical standards and in full accordance with the laws of South Africa.