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Participatory Scenario Planning as a Tool for the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals


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Participatory Scenario Planning as a Tool for the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
Bernadettah M.K. Zimba, RCE Zomba
8th African RCE Meeting
8-10 August, 2018, Zomba, Malawi

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Participatory Scenario Planning as a Tool for the Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

  1. 1. Experiences from the “Breaking the Cycle of Humanitarian Assistance through Enhancing Resilience and Shock Responsive Capacity” programme By: Bernadettah M.K. Zimba
  2. 2. PSP is a mechanism of collective Climate Information sharing and interpretation for improved community adaptive capacity to climate vulnerabilities. Multi-stakeholders accessing- translating & Linking CI Local knowledge, experiences, for useful decision making and planning for resilience building.
  3. 3.  CI is shared by the DCCMS:TV &Radios.  However this information does not reach all Malawians and local farmers are the most deprived.  Due to limited understanding of CI most farmers indulge in production without proper planning. And at the very least reference is made to local weather and climate indicators.
  4. 4.  Malawi is very rich in IK and this allows for weather forecasting in the rural areas.  e.g., when a bird commonly known as Nanchengwa builds its nest with the entrance facing downwards it foretells of a good rainfall season..  IK is more trusted and highly used thus the need to marry with scientific Knowledge.
  5. 5. Step 0. Designing the PSP process Step 1. Mobilizing and preparing for a PSP workshop Step 2. Facilitating a PSP workshop Step 3. Communicating advisories from a PSP workshop . Step 4. Feedback, monitoring and evaluation Overview of PSP process and steps
  6. 6.  Increases accessibility and understanding of CI which allows for planning and informed decisions  Encourages the multi-sectoral interactions and complementarily in planning and advisory implementation which promotes SD.  Allows for the utilization of locally available resources and structures to further disseminate and implement advisories  Tree Planting (104,387 trees planted )  Crop diversification ( 2925 farmers)  Early planting  Conservation Agriculture  Winter cropping (1692 farmers.)  FAW prevention and control spraying  Relocation from Flood prone areas  Practice good sanitation and hygiene  Patronization of alternative income sources i.e. VSL , livestock farming & backyard garden  Reduce food wastages (e.g. in weddings and funerals)
  7. 7. Mbeya Manure Reduced/zero tillage Vetiver Deep Trench
  8. 8.  PSP Processes should be timely  PSP sessions ensure participation of all possible stakeholders on the ground from the very onset  There is need for Provision of supporting resources for PSP advisory implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation to ensure maximum results.  Implementing Partners and leading institutions should ensure timely dissemination of agreed advisories in the communities.
  9. 9.  Involvement of chiefs and all other local structures in all PSP activities is crucial.  There is a need to invest in more weather stations in the districts to allow for more accurately downscaled weather information  There is need to, Strengthen coordination of all NGOs in the district on PSP approach to avoid duplications but also to promote complementarily in the various projects in the districts