DISENTANGLING VULNERABILITIES A participatory assessment of priorities for climate change adaptation among smallholders in...
<ul><li>Theoretical premise: </li></ul><ul><li>At the community level, climate change impacts are not experienced in isola...
RESEARCH DESIGN
<ul><ul><li>Objective :   to elicit local perceptions of climate change, its societal impacts, priorities for adaptations,...
Humid/semi-humid Arid/semi  arid STUDY SITES
METHODS Freelisting   causes of CC  indicators of CC & coding: impacts  adaptations, needed   resources  & other concerns ...
METHODS Scoring &   ranking: priorities for ada ptation other concerns
INDICATORS OF CC
IMPACTS OF CC
IMPACTS OF CC
ADAPTATIONS TO CC
ADAPTATIONS TO CC
RESOURCES NEEDED
RESOURCES NEEDED
1 2 3 Ranking 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 PRIORITIES FOR ADAPTATION Ranking 1   Men Wom Hum Arid Irrigation /water infra...
1 2 3 Ranking 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 1 Ranking OTHER CONCERNS   Men Wom Hum Arid Poverty/lack of resources         ...
CONCLUSIONS
<ul><ul><li>Farm-centered, community-led responses must be complemented by policy supports that address  systemic vulnerab...
Thank you!  croncoli@uga.edu , okoba2000@yahoo.com
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  • ((Our study reiterates the need to integrate technical, institutional, and policy aspects the need to take into account social and spatial heterogeneities in priorities and constraints. This is nothing new: but for a long view of adaptation: We need to go further and move from efforts to tweak the system and foster incremental adjustments to identifying for trigger points for transformative change and this takes us into the realm of politics In this respect, a promising development is the passing of the new constitution which was voted in by 2/3 of Kenyan, laying the foundation for more accountable and representative governance and, with it, greater security and stability. This offers an invaluable research opportunity to look at how these changes are affecting people’s sense of risk and possibilities. And a key question that needs to be explored is how do you repair memory and restore trust within and across communities, how you rebuild social capital that is so needed for resilient systems ?
  • Okaba: DISENTANGLING VULNERABILITIES A participatory assessment of priorities for climate change adaptation among smallholders in Kenya

    1. 1. DISENTANGLING VULNERABILITIES A participatory assessment of priorities for climate change adaptation among smallholders in Kenya C. Roncoli (UGA), B. Okoba (KARI), V. Gathaara (KARI), J. Ngugi (KARI) Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 9-11 March 2011
    2. 2. <ul><li>Theoretical premise: </li></ul><ul><li>At the community level, climate change impacts are not experienced in isolation from other uncertainties and imbalances </li></ul><ul><li>this calls for pluralistic, iterative, and participatory approaches that can elicit the place-based, lived experience of vulnerable people </li></ul>INTRODUCTION
    3. 3. RESEARCH DESIGN
    4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Objective : to elicit local perceptions of climate change, its societal impacts, priorities for adaptations, and resources needed to implement those adaptations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approach: facilitated group discussions with male and female farmers in 5 districts, conducted by an inter-disciplinary team in Oct-Nov 2009 </li></ul></ul>PARTICIPATORY ASSESSMENT
    5. 5. Humid/semi-humid Arid/semi arid STUDY SITES
    6. 6. METHODS Freelisting causes of CC indicators of CC & coding: impacts adaptations, needed resources & other concerns –fears
    7. 7. METHODS Scoring & ranking: priorities for ada ptation other concerns
    8. 8. INDICATORS OF CC
    9. 9. IMPACTS OF CC
    10. 10. IMPACTS OF CC
    11. 11. ADAPTATIONS TO CC
    12. 12. ADAPTATIONS TO CC
    13. 13. RESOURCES NEEDED
    14. 14. RESOURCES NEEDED
    15. 15. 1 2 3 Ranking 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 PRIORITIES FOR ADAPTATION Ranking 1   Men Wom Hum Arid Irrigation /water infrastructure         Capacity building         Credit         Seed, seedlings         Market support         Better governance        
    16. 16. 1 2 3 Ranking 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 1 Ranking OTHER CONCERNS   Men Wom Hum Arid Poverty/lack of resources         Lack of water         Poor governance         Poor health         Poor markets         Lack of security        
    17. 17. CONCLUSIONS
    18. 18. <ul><ul><li>Farm-centered, community-led responses must be complemented by policy supports that address systemic vulnerabilities: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Addressing interaction of climate, environment, market, health, & security risks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Considering regional & gender specificities in vulnerability and adaptation priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building social human and social capital at local level, promoting good governance and citizenship </li></ul></ul>CONCLUSIONS
    19. 19. Thank you! croncoli@uga.edu , okoba2000@yahoo.com

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