Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

Projects for Theme 'Poverty and vulnerability'

  • Bangladesh leading the way on Loss and Damage

    Created by: admin | 2013-03-20 17:26

    Associated Organization: ICCCAD, IUB

    Summary:

    Loss and Damage in the UNFCCC process
    The least developed countries (LDCs) are both the least responsible for and the most vulnerable to climate change impacts." A lack of institutional, economic and financial capacity renders these countries less able to cope with climate change impacts# and more likely to suffer loss and damage as a result. The need for an international mechanism to address this inequity has long been acknowledged. In 1992, Principle 13 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development
    proclaimed that, “States shall also cooperate in an expeditious and more determined manner to develop further international law regarding liability and compensation for adverse effects of environmental damage caused by activities within their jurisdiction or control to areas beyond their jurisdiction.”


  • GEF SGP Community-Based Adaptation Project in Seychelles

    GEF SGP Community-Based Adaptation Project in Seychelles

    Created by: admin | 2013-03-20 14:32

    Associated Organization: GEF

    Summary:

    The Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme (SGP) has announced the launch of a new small island developing States community based adaption (SIDS-CBA) project in Seychelles. The project will work with coastal communities to address adaptation to coastal erosion and salinity from saltwater intrusion into agricultural lands.

    The Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) officially launched the project at an event held on 18 January 2013. AusAID is funding the project, which will be implemented by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and delivered by the GEF SGP. According to the GEF, the work will focus on the island of Praslin, where the most severe effects from climate change in the country are being felt.

    Read more http://bit.ly/10hgLXX


  • AfDB Commits to Enhance Access to Safe Water and Sanitation in Nigeria

    AfDB Commits to Enhance Access to Safe Water and Sanitation in Nigeria

    Created by: admin | 2013-03-01 13:43

    Associated Organization: AfDB

    Summary:

    The "Innovative Funding of the Water Sector" Summit, hosted by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, concluded with the commitment of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group to enhance access to safe water and sanitation in urban and rural areas. 

    Organized by the Federal Ministry of Water Resources, the Summit was held in Abuja, Nigeria, from 18-19 February 2013. Attended by over 300 participants, the meeting produced a strategic framework that recognizes the key role of water and sanitation for national economic growth and development. Read more http://bit.ly/13tczYj


  • Burundi, Rwanda Collaborate to Increase Climate Resilience and Water Security

    Burundi, Rwanda Collaborate to Increase Climate Resilience and Water Security

    Created by: admin | 2013-03-01 13:34

    Associated Organization: Global Water Forum

    Summary:

    The Governments of Burundi and Rwanda are collaborating on integrated water resources management (IWRM) as part of the Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP), a Global Water Partnership (GWP) project. WACDEP aims to increase climate resilience and water security in the Kagera water basin catchment, which is part of the Rwanda-Burundi Cyohoha transboundary catchment area.

    WACDEP held a series of workshops to raise citizen awareness on: how the catchment area provides protection from natural hazards, including droughts and floods; and how human practices can damage lake resources and deplete fisheries. The workshops, which were held between August and December 2012, also aimed to change local perceptions of Lake Cyohoha as a state-owned resource by promoting local ownership and access to information. Read more http://bit.ly/XeKa4j


  • Adaptation Strategies in Kenya, Niger and Uganda

    Adaptation Strategies in Kenya, Niger and Uganda

    Created by: admin | 2013-03-01 13:26

    Associated Organization: UNDP

    Summary:

    The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has published three reports on climate risk management (CRM) in Kenya, Niger and Uganda, as part of the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Climate Risk Management (CRM) Technical Assistance Support Project (TASP). The reports illustrate how different communities in high-risk countries may have to adapt to a changing climate across a range of sectors.

    CRM TASP is led by UNDP's Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR) with inputs from the UNDP Bureau for Development Policy Energy and Environment Group (BDP/EEG). The objective of the project is to analyze risks to development associated with climate variability and change in order to define and prioritize risk management solution measures in both the short- and long-term. Read more http://bit.ly/13sIPdz


  • Communities in Uganda to adapt to drought through a gravity flow scheme

    Communities in Uganda to adapt to drought through a gravity flow scheme

    Created by: admin | 2013-02-26 13:55

    Associated Organization: IUCN, UNDP, UNEP and Kapchorwa District Local Government

    Summary:

    The construction of a community gravity flow scheme covering three villages of the Kapchorwa district was officially launched on 11th April 2012 by IUCN, in partnership with UNDP, UNEP and Kapchorwa District Local Government. Funded by the German Government (Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety) and targeting Sanzara parish, the scheme is one of the nature based solutions being promoted by IUCN under the Ecosystem Based Adaptation (EBA) project to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity of the communities to the adverse effects of climate change - in this case drought. Read more http://bit.ly/15MCae4


  • CARIAA/IRCAAA: Call for Concept Notes/Appel à notes conceptuelles

    CARIAA/IRCAAA: Call for Concept Notes/Appel à notes conceptuelles

    Created by: admin | 2013-02-20 17:24

    Associated Organization: IDRC, DFID

    Summary:

    (Le français suit.)

     

    CARIAA is a seven-year research program launched in 2012 and jointly funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

     

    CARIAA supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research in three climate change hot spots in Africa and Asia: deltas, river basins affected by glacial and snowpack melt, and semi-arid regions. Visit our website for more about our approach.


  • Zimbabwe's climate change policies need an urban focus

    Zimbabwe's climate change policies need an urban focus

    Created by: admin | 2013-02-05 11:52

    Associated Organization: IRIN

    Summary:

    In spite of the political and financial turmoil that Zimbabwe faces, the country seems to be on the right track in adopting strategies to address the effects of climate change. But these strategies tend to have a strong rural bias, overlooking the fact that almost half of the country now lives in urban areas, according to a joint review of the country's climate change response by a think tank and leading NGO. 

Zimbabwe, like many other African countries, has begun to develop a national framework to respond to climate change, including efforts to identify authorities to process donor funds for mitigating and adapting to climate change, said one of the authors of the review, Shepard Zvigadza of ZERO Regional Environment Organization. [ http://www.climatenetwork.org/profile/member/zero-regional-environment-organization ] 

However, as in most other African countries, policymakers and researchers "ignore longstanding urbanization trends and continue to overstate the proportion of Zimbabwe's population living in rural areas." 

The ruling ZANU-PF party, which has dominated politics in Zimbabwe for decades, has been accused of appeasing their voters, who are largely rural, by developing policies that cater to them while disregarding urban residents. 

Taking into account UN statistics, the authors suggested that almost 38 percent of Zimbabwe's population lives in urban areas, but the number could be as high as 50 percent if national assessments are considered. 

Climate change adds to woes 

Zimbabwe's urban transition is a lot more advanced than most countries in Southern Africa, and urban problems such as water scarcity - prompted by sparse rains and a dropping water table - are not getting the attention they deserve, Zvigadza told IRIN in an email. 

"Research shows that the water table for boreholes used to be around 30m in the 1990s, but now water can be found around 60m or more below ground. This is true for cities like Bulawayo, whose water sources are various rivers. Such a situation has created long-term water and sanitation challenges, leading to health problems in cities like Chitungwiza and Kadoma," he added. 

Following severe water shortages in Chitungwiza and Kadoma in 2012, outbreaks of typhoid and cholera were recorded. In 2008, the country experienced one of the worst cholera outbreaks recorded anywhere in recent times; the outbreak killed at least 4,000 people and infected 100,000 others. 

The country's socioeconomic problems, combined with the effects of climate change, are likely to aggravate the situation in the coming years.

    It has become obvious that climate change has not been politicized, thus civil society has been working and continues to work with communities without intimidation

    Zvigadza explained that, "obviously, there are some other socioeconomic factors like poor waste management and service delivery that are most likely to be at play, but climate change is going to worsen this situation. For example, in [the] water and sanitation situation, nearby flowing sewer water is more likely to contaminate fresh piped water if there is a broken pipe. Water reticulation infrastructure has now aged and cannot cope with the rising population. This means they can break at any time where there is too much water in the system as a result of flooding." 

Evidence from climate change impact studies shows that Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, is going to experience heavy, frequent and prolonged rainfall leading to flash floods, said Zvigadza. 

A broken health infrastructure that cannot cope with the rising urban population is yet another driver of a potential crisis. "The health facilities may fail to cope with this demand, and climate change as an added stressor is most likely to increase this urban population’s vulnerability," he added. 

Adapting to climate change 

The government should invest in the health, water and energy sectors to develop infrastructure that can adapt to climate variability, said Zvigadza. 

Zimbabwe's development policies should be related to adaptation, such as promoting water harvesting techniques at the household level. Education on climate change should be initiated at primary schools to create awareness at an early age and help people prepare. 

Zvigadza noted that the country "is obviously struggling financially", but there are "donors who are interested" in supporting the country, which "has advanced in its readiness to receive and use climate funds." 

A number of NGOs and research organizations have begun to emphasize adaptation to climate change in their development projects, particularly in drought-prone rural areas, noted the review. A community-based adaptation project was piloted by the UN Development Programme in Zimbabwe, for example. A growing number of NGOs has also becoming involved in Zimbabwe's Climate Change Working Group, a leading civil society network. 

While civil society has increasingly come under attack in the country for political reasons, Zvigadza said, "it has become obvious that climate change has not been politicized, thus civil society has been working and continues to work with communities without intimidation... Overall, what is only required is the sense of national belonging that is speaking with one non-partisan voice, and this has begun to happen. Read more http://bit.ly/VOPhpy


  • Mozambique’s Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience

    Mozambique’s Strategic Programme for Climate Resilience

    Created by: admin | 2013-01-16 18:09

    Associated Organization: AfDB

    Summary:

    The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) have reported on the implementation of Mozambique's US$100 million strategic programme for climate resilience, which was endorsed in June 2011 by the CIF through its Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR) window.

    The Government of Mozambique, together with the World Bank, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB), is developing climate-resilient projects envisioning policy and institutional change in several sectors,  such as agriculture, coastal cities, transport, water management, forestry and learning.

    According to CIF, seven pilot projects are planned with special emphasis on: the drought-prone Limpopo watershed; the flood-prone Zambezi watersheds; and the coastal city of Beira, which is vulnerable to rising sea levels, storms and erosion. Read more http://bit.ly/UsDgpj


  • Climate Change Implications on indigenous adaptation strategies; Case of Small Scale Farmers’ livelihoods and food security strategies in Uganda

    Climate Change Implications on indigenous adaptation strategies; Case of Small Scale Farmers’ livelihoods and food security strategies in Uganda

    Created by: admin | 2013-01-14 14:51

    Associated Organization: Ben Twinomugisha

    Summary:

    In Uganda, small scale farmers’ adaptation to climate change is mostly based on local coping knowledge and understanding of seasonality. A typical Ugandan small scale farmer depends on the mercy of nature for agricultural production. Small scale farmers' accessibility to agricultural innovations is often limited by socio-economic institutional deficiencies. In a study that documented climate change impacts on small scale farmers, it was confirmed that indigenous adaptation is small scale farmers’ option towards ensuring food security and income improvement approaches. Indigenous knowledge is an integral part of small scale farmers’ lives. Local coping strategies provide the foundation for small scale farmers’ own ideas on how to survive during harsh times. Adaptation to climate change that is occurring is based on past experiences, which are passed on from one generation to another. Read more http://twinoben.blogspot.com/

     


  • Models for a resilient future: Community based adaptation projects in Malawi provide template for local responses to climatic threats

    Models for a resilient future: Community based adaptation projects in Malawi provide template for local responses to climatic threats

    Created by: admin | 2012-10-24 16:29

    Associated Organization: UNDP/AAP

    Summary:

    In the area around Malawi’s Mulanje Mountain, the felling of trees by informal settlers for use as fuel and in charcoal production has led to deforestation, erosion and landslides. But an AAP pilot project, implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP), is showing how an integrated approach can respond to the effects of compounding natural and man-made disasters. This is but one of a range of AAP projects and initiatives in Malawi that have been implemented in collaboration with the WFP, of which a series of pilot projects is designed to demonstrate small scale initiatives that can secure the livelihoods of vulnerable communities. Read more http://bit.ly/XfyahR


  • Senegal secures its sealine: AAP initiative finds solutions for key areas at risk of coastal erosion

    Senegal secures its sealine: AAP initiative finds solutions for key areas at risk of coastal erosion

    Created by: admin | 2012-10-24 16:25

    Associated Organization: UNDP/AAP

    Summary:

    Located 80 kilometres south of Dakar, the Saly seaside resort area is perhaps Senegal’s most popular and profitable tourist attraction. Hundreds of thousands of tourists, mostly European, visit the country to holiday there, drawn by the year-round sunny weather and beaches of fine white sand. But in the last few years, the ocean that had been an accomplice in leisure became destructive; its waves began to swallow up sand from the beach and damage the hotels. In May, management of the Filaos Hotel, one of the largest in the area, had to evacuate guests from rooms closest to the sea when waves threatened to flood them.It soon transpired that the beach in front of 10 major hotels, beach the national beach soccer team trained on just three years ago, had widely eroded and even disappeared in some places. Read more http://bit.ly/P2jcd9


  • Rwanda on track to introduce early warning system: AAP Rwanda recently hosted a one-month training programme to build national capacity in meteorological forecasting and disaster preparedness.

    Rwanda on track to introduce early warning system: AAP Rwanda recently hosted a one-month training programme to build national capacity in meteorological forecasting and disaster preparedness.

    Created by: admin | 2012-10-24 16:16

    Associated Organization: UNDP/AAP

    Summary:

    AAP Rwanda recently hosted a one-month training programme to build national capacity in meteorological forecasting and disaster preparedness. The training was the third part of a four-step plan by AAP and the LCDF to establish an early warning and disaster preparedness system in Rwanda. It saw staff from the Rwanda Meteorological Centre tackle a huge number of meteorological science and forecasting topics ranging from receiving, processing and validating data to climate modelling, and seasonal rainfall and temperature predictions. A key part of the training focused on the use of early warning system information for disaster prevention. Read more http://bit.ly/PQnWE1


  • The many benefits of meteorological capacity: Equipment sourced by AAP Burkina Faso makes a range of national planning initiatives possible

    The many benefits of meteorological capacity: Equipment sourced by AAP Burkina Faso makes a range of national planning initiatives possible

    Created by: admin | 2012-10-24 16:09

    Associated Organization: UNDP/AAP

    Summary:

    To help Burkina Faso’s national meteorological service provide reliable, detailed and up-to-date weather monitoring and forecasting, the AAP team there recently helped it acquire new automated weather stations (AWS). A total of 16 AWS were procured, comprising six agro-meteorological stations and 10 hydro-meteorological stations. The new equipment will double the number of weather stations in the country thereby strengthening the capacity of the Directorate General of Meteorology’s (DGM) weather data collection network to provide real-time weather monitoring and more efficient measuring of climatic changes in Burkina Faso. Read more http://bit.ly/TaqZl6


  • Overcoming local vulnerability: AAP pilot projects in Niger chart a path to resilience

    Overcoming local vulnerability: AAP pilot projects in Niger chart a path to resilience

    Created by: admin | 2012-10-24 16:04

    Associated Organization: UNDP/AAP

    Summary:

    Niger ranks among the countries most vulnerable to climate change. People here have already noticed a shortening of the rainy season and higher average temperatures. These changes are resulting in smaller yields in the most widely cultivated and consumed crops. Read more http://bit.ly/TzrxaH


  • Mozambique: Finding Climate Smart Agricultural Solutions to Famine

    Mozambique: Finding Climate Smart Agricultural Solutions to Famine

    Created by: admin | 2012-10-19 15:25

    Associated Organization: CSDI

    Summary:

    Phipps Campira (Mozambique), Zipo Akinyi (Kenya/New Zealand), and Lenneke Knoop (The Netherlands) have been working for the past two months on a project in the community of Mezimbite, Mozambique. 566 households (3,400 people) are frequently suffering from constant famine caused by poor agricultural production capacity, a lack of knowledge improved agricultural practices and climate change related unpredictable rain and extreme weather events.

    Famine takes away healthy live years from members of the community and can lead to food insecurity and malnutrition thereby reducing overall productivity, well-being, and social status. When children are under-nourished this will lead to a disturbed development, affected school participation, which could lead to a vicious circle. Malnourished and diseased community members are unable to produce sufficient food and income for themselves and to lead the productive, meaningful, prosperous lives they need to leave the cycle of poverty and contribute to the development of their communities. Read more http://bit.ly/R88526

     


  • Tanzania: Adaptation through Conservation Agriculture

    Tanzania: Adaptation through Conservation Agriculture

    Created by: admin | 2012-10-19 15:19

    Associated Organization: CSDI

    Summary:

    Chris Enns (Canada), has been working for the past four months on a project in the community of Wagete in the Region of Mara, Tanzania. 4000 community members are suffering from and reduced crop yield due to unpredictable weather patterns related to climate change.

    These challenges reduce children's ability to receive a sound education, leading to a reduction in their ability to develop and prosper as adults. These challenges also reduce the ability of adults to lead the productive, meaningful, prosperous and hopeful lives they need to leave the cycle of poverty and contribute to the development of their communities. Read more http://bit.ly/VcjCvx


  • Proposal Project Title: Climate change Radio Advocacy “Rethinking about the Future” in Liberia

    Created by: momo | 2012-10-13 22:57

    Associated Organization: Friends of the Earth-Liberia Inc

    Summary: Liberia is one of the many countries where climate change and environmental education is a new concept. Despite the fact that climate change is posing a major threat to the livelihood security of most local communities, the majority of Liberian have little or no understanding about how to adapt or mitigate this problem. This is a country where majority of its population live in the rural areas and agriculture represents the major employer. Between 75% - 85% of the population are engaged in subsistence and cash crops farming. Liberia will be highly vulnerable to climate change due to limited adaptive capacities and widespread poverty. Over the past 40 years Liberia has experienced a number of climate-induced disasters, including floods in West Point Township (1965), Kakata (1983), Suakoko District, Bong County (1984), Jagaka town, Grand Cape Mount county (1997), Zoe-geh and Gbelly-geh districts, Nimba County (2001), and Gbarnga (August 2005). However, the intent of this project is to highlight the barriers to adaptation and propose strategies for sustain solution, help to reduce the information gap between policy makers and the general public as well as enhancing more public participation and engagement in climate change adoption and mitigation discussion in the country. We also envisage to sensitizer the public on environmental protection issues. The duration of this propose project will be for one year (12 months). This project will be implemented in our present project areas of Sinoe, Grand Bassa, Nimba and Montserrado Counties with replications in adjacent communities of areas just specified and possibly extended to other counties. In the process we intend to share impacts of this project with national and international partners for possible joint projects or programs as the case may be.


  • GENDER and COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN AGRIC TRADE FOR ECONOMIC CHANGE

    Created by: aidfortradelogistics | 2012-08-31 10:45

    Associated Organization: AID FOR TRADE LOGISTICS

    Summary:

    The research proposal is addressed to stakeholders and donors on how the gender and communities are important to participate in macroeconomics activities, more emphasis being given to agricultural trade which contribute to the revenue and bring a change to the economy, there is no emphasis on agricultural trade and this has been left behind, this paper will show them how they are needed in agricultural participatory and production program that link to other different activities.

     

    This research is being written to encourage gender and communities as a whole with no specification of particular area but addressed to Tanzania which is identified with a huge uncultivated fertile soil, the community and gender should understand their role and reason of participation of which the outcome will result in poverty alleviation, market access and contribute to government revenue.

    There will be a happier Tanzania with a change in GDP as years goes on due to awareness of both participating in the program, the analysis shows that the GDP per capita is not growing so fast because gender and communities are not participating fully in different agricultural trade (cultivating and producing) anticipating that particular group or gender have to do it while everyone should take part.

     

    Studies in this paper shows the performance in agricultural trade and participation of gender and community in the activity and their contribution to economy of  the country, this study has got basic recommendations that provide the way forward and why the gender and community should be fully involved in agricultural trade no matter who they are and where they come from because even an urbanite can decide to move to remote area and be a farmer depending on what he/she is featuring on.

     

    Guidelines provided in this research are much more important, it contain the structure, evolution and future expectation if gender and community participate fully in the agricultural trade for economic change, this include stake holders and government which can help/ contribute to their full participation and potential direction, it also assure that worry not about the startup.


  • MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE AND DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT INTO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN MADAGASCAR

    Created by: admin | 2012-07-25 20:17

    Associated Organization: WMO, WB, UNDP, OCHA

    Summary:

    Assistance to the Government of Madagascar and key stakeholders to best mainstream hazard risk management into key economic and social sectors, with special focus on prevention and adaptation:
a. Strengthening overall risk assessment at the regional and district levels, by carrying out hazard analysis of cyclones, droughts, and inundation and wind; and strengthening the analysis on losses, damages, vulnerability and risks and compiling a national risk atlas.
b. Risk mitigation by reviewing existing national construction codes and updating them with cyclone-proof standards for major sectors and areas at risk. Read more  http://bit.ly/MHQe04

     

     


  • ADAPTATION AU CHANGEMENT CLIMATIQUE DANS LES SECTEURS DE L’AGRICULTURE ET DE L’EAU EN AFRIQUE DE L’OUEST

    Created by: admin | 2012-07-25 13:49

    Associated Organization: CILSS/AGRHYMET

    Summary:

    L’Afrique de l’Ouest fait partie des quelques régions du monde identifiées par le Groupe intergouvernemental d’experts sur l’évolution du climat (GIEC) comme particulièrement vulnérables au changement climatique. L’augmentation de la température et l’accroissement de la variabilité climatique posent aujourd’hui déjà de nombreuses contraintes pour la gestion des ressources en eau et l’agriculture, principal moyen de subsistance des populations. Le changement climatique risque ainsi d’amplifier les vulnérabilités socio-économiques auxquelles les populations de la sous-région font face.


  • Cities and Climate Adaptation in Africa

    Cities and Climate Adaptation in Africa

    Created by: admin | 2012-07-13 14:38

    Associated Organization: ICLEI

    Summary:

    The African Secretariat of ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability has recently launched a Climate Change adaptation project entitled “Sub-Saharan Cities: A five City Network to Pioneer Climate Adaptation through Participation Research and Local Action”. It is supported mainly by the Climate Change Adaptation in Africa (CCAA) research and capacity development program, which is a joint program of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, and the Department for International Development (DFID), U.K. In consultation with these development partners, ICLEI Africa has selected the following five cities in Southern Africa as key project beneficiaries:

     

                    Cape Town – South Africa

                    Walvis Bay - Namibia

                    Maputo - Mozambique

                    Dar es Salaam – Tanzania

                    Port Louis - Mauritius

     

    Project Background 

    The project will address knowledge, resource capacity and networking gaps in the five selected sub-Saharan African cities over a three-year period, commencing in September 2009. The main aim of the project is to assist, equip and strengthen local authorities and cities in their ability to plan for, and adapt to, the threats and impacts associated with different variables related directly to climate change. We anticipate that this initiative will lead to a number of immediate and tangible results for each of the five participating cities during the initial phase.

     

    Climate change is expected to have significant impacts on the physical, social, environmental and economic environments of cities in Africa. The threats posed by climate change include sea-level rise, variations in precipitation and rainfall patterns (which are projected to manifest themselves in the form of localised flooding and drought), increased wind speeds and incidences of cyclones, and increased temperature.

     

    This project will focus on particularly vulnerable communities in each of the five cities and their livelihoods in different geographical, climatic and ecosystem zones. It will establish and/or add to Local Climate Adaptation Frameworks (LCAFs), taking into account relevant localised climate change impacts. Therefore each participating local government will take unique action during this process in order to assist with assessing and addressing their specific vulnerabilities to climate change.

     

    For more information on the project download the summary report.

     

    Should you require a brief overview of the project, download the following brochure in English and French.

    
For the Five-City Risk Assessment, download the following brochure in English and French.
ICLEI Adaptation Network Adaptation Solutions Brochure.

     


  • Integrated Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation in Morocco

    Integrated Coastal Management and Climate Adaptation in Morocco

    Created by: admin | 2012-07-12 11:21

    Associated Organization: World Bank

    Summary:

    The World Bank has approved a US$5.2 million pilot project to apply integrated coastal zone management in the coasts of Morocco through a Global Environment Facility (GEF) grant.

    The project will test good practices for long-term maintenance and sustainability, providing tools to various sectors, such as agriculture, fisheries, environment, tourism, forestry. It will also assist the local government in participating meaningfully in local resource use planning, and integrating climate change and biodiversity preservation in the economic development processes in the project sites.

    The integrated coastal zone management project will utilize a three-pronged approach to improve coastal zone management: an integrated approach to management in which all relevant government sectors work together in a transparent and decentralized way and in close cooperation with coastal residents and stakeholders; inclusive co-management focusing on women, youth and private sector by encouraging entrepreneurship of micro, small, and medium sized enterprises through capacity building and piloting public and private partnerships; and sustainability through strengthening the ability of local communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change and climate variability. [World Bank Press Release]


  • Supporting Adaptation of Productive Practices among Pastoral and Agropastoral Communities in the Rombou Rural Commune  (Dakoro Department)

    Supporting Adaptation of Productive Practices among Pastoral and Agropastoral Communities in the Rombou Rural Commune (Dakoro Department)

    Created by: admin | 2012-07-06 11:57

    Associated Organization: UNDP

    Summary:

    ONG Action pour la Gestion Intégrée des Ressources (AGIR)

    The Rombou Rural Commune, the project site located in central Niger, is faced with frequent droughts as rainfall levels have steadily declined since the late 1960s, resulting in an extended dry season that now lasts for nine months. Recently, permanent and semi-permanent ponds have dried up and the water table has decreased. The village of Rombou is impacted by the degradation of the nearby Tarka Valley ecosystem, which has forced some residents into unsustainable and destructive practices, such as cutting firewood for sale, which exacerbate problems further. These maladaptive practices combined with future climate variabilities accelerate deforestation and desertification, and threaten the livelihoods of those who depend on the land.  

    The CBA project aims to foster sustainable water management, agricultural, and pastoral practices that help local residents better deal with current and future environmental challenges. With project partners on the ground such as AGIR, a local NGO specializing in sustainable resource management, the project supports the climate resiliency of the village of Rombou thru alternative crop production, increasing the communities' awareness of soil fertilization and regeneration techniques, and implementation of adaptive practices.

    Read more http://bit.ly/Pj0EVx

     


  • Local development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities - Morocco

    Local development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities - Morocco

    Created by: admin | 2012-07-05 15:01

    Associated Organization: UNDP

    Summary:

    The Community-Based Adaptation project in Morocco “Land and Water protection, conservation farming and climate risk management to increase the resilience of the El Mouddaa High Altitude mountain ecosystem and reinforcement of the adaptive capacities of the local community, in the face of increasingly erratic and violent rainstorms and more and more frequent droughts” has been chosen as one of the winners of the 2012 Equator Prize (UNDP). The project was selected among 800 candidates for its remarkable demonstration of local development solutions for people, nature, and resilient communities. Press Release (French)   UNDP article (English)

    This project is one of the UNDP’s local level adaptation work spearheaded through the UNDP Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) global project. The El Mouddaa initiative was prepared and implemented through a comprehensive participatory and inclusive approach, with the objective of strengthening the resiliency of the El Mouddaa community to address the impacts of climate change. The project fosters sustainable land and water management, resilient farming practices, and community early warning techniques, which help the local community better deal with current and future climate challenges.  The project is implemented by AMSING, the community-based organization (CBO) partner.  Read more on the CBO partner.