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Session 10 fiona percy

  1. 1. The Adaptation Learning Programme in Africa (ALP) Applying and Learning from Community Based Adaptation
  2. 2. To effectively help Sub Saharan Africa’s most vulnerable people adapt to the impacts of climate change, and contribute to global learning and policy processes about adaptation especially with regards to empowering poor women. WWW.CARECLIMATECHANGE.ORG CARE CBA and ALP Goal
  3. 3. Adaptation Learning Programme - Africa <ul><li>Developing & applying innovative approaches to Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening the voice of local communities and civil society organisations in decision-making on adaptation; </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting good practice models for CBA among adaptation practitioners and networks locally and globally </li></ul><ul><li>Influencing adaptation policies and plans at national, regional and international levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Four-country, four donor programme in Ghana, Niger, Kenya and Mozambique over 5 years, 2010-2014 </li></ul>WWW.CARECLIMATECHANGE.ORG
  4. 4. Community Based Adaptation Framework WWW.CARECLIMATECHANGE.ORG www.careclimatechange.org/files/adaptation/Adaptation_Framework_Diagram.pdf
  5. 5. Methods: CARE’s CBA Toolkit and CVCA <ul><li>Practical step-by-step guidance and tools to facilitate analysis, design, planning, implementation and monitoring for CBA projects . </li></ul><ul><li>CBA Project Standards to help ensure high quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.careclimatechange.org/toolkits </li></ul></ul>WWW.CARECLIMATECHANGE.ORG
  6. 6. Climate communication systems <ul><li>Climate analysis and participatory scenario development to combine </li></ul><ul><li>Local knowledge and innovation with climate science and seasonal forecasts </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthens adaptive capacity including living with risk and uncertainty as the new norm </li></ul><ul><li>Dissemination eg. Rural radio </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge of ‘translation’ to practical adaptation messages: research relations </li></ul>WWW.CARECLIMATECHANGE.ORG
  7. 7. Community ownership and sustainabililty <ul><li>Participatory analysis, climate communication, design, feasibility assessment and services responding to community priorities over time </li></ul><ul><li>Support to early, no regrets adapted livelihoods  </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence in CBA </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen adaptive capacity  </li></ul><ul><li>Risk reduction  </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse & address </li></ul><ul><li>root causes  </li></ul>WWW.CARECLIMATECHANGE.ORG
  8. 8. Zouley Ibrahim tends early maturing cowpea varieties in Dakoro, Niger: 450% increase in yields in one season Successful Adaptation and ongoing Adaptive capacity WWW.CARECLIMATECHANGE.ORG
  9. 9. Integrate Gender equality and women’s empowerment <ul><li>Gender-inequities can make women more vulnerable to climate change </li></ul><ul><li>Women have solutions & knowledge for adaptation, but may lack the resources or power to use them </li></ul><ul><li>What do we do? </li></ul><ul><li>Participatory, gendered analysis of vulnerability and throughout CBA process </li></ul><ul><li>Design gender-equitable adaptation strategies with participation of women and men </li></ul><ul><li>Promote rights and voice of women in adaptation decision making and action </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge inequitable control over assets and power relations </li></ul>WWW.CARECLIMATECHANGE.ORG
  10. 10. Linking local evidence to national strategies and global policy <ul><li>Create space for exchange and learning between adaptation actors </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in policy processes strengthens relations and influence </li></ul><ul><li>Global policy dialogue and local evidence from CBA informs national and local adaptation strategies and plans </li></ul>WWW.CARECLIMATECHANGE.ORG
  11. 11. ALP, CARE & climate change: For more info [email_address] www.careclimatechange.org/adaptation-initiatives/alp WWW.CARECLIMATECHANGE.ORG

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