Water and climate programme by alex simalabwi

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Water and climate programme by alex simalabwi

  1. 1. Water and Climate Programme Presentation at the Side Event ”The connecting link: water security & the Adaptation Commitee’s Work Programme” Alex Simalabwi, Global Coordinator Water & Climate Programme Bonn, 10 June 2013
  2. 2. 2 Overall objective To support countries to integrate water security and climate resilience in development planning and decision making processes
  3. 3. 3 Our approach: Partnerships-linking development agendas Climate community (UNFCC COP people) Development community Water community ...Working across sectoral silos, bridging divides....
  4. 4. 4 Key ingredients • Build institutional capacity & knowledge • Develop tools & generate evidence base • Strengthen partnerships & coordination INVESTMENTS for climate resilient development
  5. 5. 5 Water and Climate Programme Thematic Strategy 1. WACDEP in Africa & Caribbean 2. Water and Climate Programmes – Asia, Latin America 3. Global WMO/GWP IDMP and APFM 4. Deltas Climate Resilience Programme OUR VEHICLES-
  6. 6. Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) in Africa • Joint programme with African Union (AU) and Water Ministers (AMCOW) • 23 Countries to benefit • 5 Transboundary Basins
  7. 7. Links national planning on resilience to transboundary and local level Lake Chad Basin Kagera Basin Limpopo Basin
  8. 8. 8 Improving water security and climate resilience on the ground Local projects Rwanda/Burundi – Bugasera with local district councils and communities
  9. 9. 9 1. Integrating water security and climate resilience in development planning and decision-making processes
  10. 10. 10 2. Support development of “No regrets” investment and financing strategies for water security, climate resilience, including project preparation processes
  11. 11. 11 3. Support to development of capacities of institutions and stakeholders to integrate water security and climate resilience in development processes and plans
  12. 12. WATER CLIMATE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME -AFRICA Water security and climate resilience integrated in Africa's growth and development Investments in regional and National Development Regionaland Transboundary Cooperaton National Developmentand SectorPlans No/lowRegrets Investments ProjectPreparation andFinancing Innovative Green Solutions Demonstration Projects Knowledge and Capacity Development Capacity Developement Knowledgeand Awareness Partnerships and Sustainability Governanceand Fundrising OUTCOMEOUTPUTSACTIVITIES Enabling activitiesIntegration, investments in Climate resilient growth and development
  13. 13. 13 9 Water Ministers attended the WACDEP Launch during 2011 Stockholm World Water Week
  14. 14. Developed Knowledge Products Developed knowledge products aimed at increasing the knowledge on water security and climate resilience have been developed
  15. 15. 15 At least 33 ministers and their representatives witnessed the launch
  16. 16. 16 Capacity Development Launched in Africa Capacity development programme developed • 40 Training workshops planned across Africa-Climate resilient development and economics of adaptation • Targeted at planners in priority government development sectors e.g water, agriculture, energy, health and others • 2 years intiative-contribute to climate readness and NAPs process
  17. 17. 17 Integrated Drought Management Programme (IDMP) joint WMO/GWP global IDMP programme promoting better climate information through the Global Framework for climate services Supporting proactive drought management policies • Central and Eastern Europe • Sahel-West Africa • Horn of Africa
  18. 18. 18 Latin America & the Caribbean, Asia • Caribbean: 9 ministers signed declaration for WACDEP implementation- work with Caricom and CCCCC under way • Intergrating risk management approaches in national development plans • Central America- Improved understanding of regional dimensions of water and climate, regional workshop attended by government reps on water and CC • Transectoral agreement in Peru to be signed by 13 cabinet ministers • High level consensus across Asia on water and climate resilience. Building on work of the High-level Asia Pacific Water Summit
  19. 19. 19 Building resilience in Delta regions • Deltas Initiative: • Consultations carried out in Benin and Bangladesh with possible programmes proposed • Joint “Deltas Alliance/GWP” vulnerability assessment of Irrawaddy Delta in Myanmar to commence in July • Consultation workshop on Nile Delta in June • Delta Programme launch at World Water Week
  20. 20. 20 Reflections • Low absorption capacity affects progress-inefficiencies in national planning systems, delays in disbursements and low absorption capacity affect progress • Inadequate institutional capacity in many developing countries: more time required to build capacity. • Link adaptation efforts to investment planning towards climate resilient developement

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