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India - Strengthening Climate Resilience - Christian Aid

  1. 1. STRENGTHENING CLIMATE RESILIENCE (SCR) Christian Aid 07th April 2010 1
  2. 2. a new initiative….. To enhance the ability of government and civil society in developing countries to reduce disaster losses by strengthening the resilience of vulnerable communities to current and future climate variability A consortium led by IDS UK in partnership with Christian Aid and Plan supported by DFID Christian Aid is coordinating the work in East Africa and South Asia Plan is Coordinating the work in East Asia 2
  3. 3. project duration : Initially for 2 years (Nov 2009-Oct2011) with possible extension up to 3 more years project locations: South Asia- India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka East Asia- Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines East Africa- Kenya, Tanzania, Sudan civil society anchors: In SA India – SEEDS, Bangladesh- BCAS, Practical Action, Nepal and Practical Action Sri Lanka 3
  4. 4. rationale….. Current approach to disaster risk reduction by policy makers and practitioner is based on ■ Addressing vulnerability, ■ Managing Risks ■ Enhancing preparedness ■ Emergency response mechanisms Climate change has altered the frequency and magnitude of hazard events and has changed underlying vulnerabilities These changes pose a challenge in front of DRM community to integrate added dimensions of climate change impact in DRR work 4
  5. 5. SCR… key purpose SCR seeks to develop a climate smart approach to managing disasters to protect the communities from the impacts of climate change- a climate smart approach to disaster risk management – based on – ■ Addressing unsafe condition ■ Promoting adaptive capacity ■ Tackling poverty and its drivers Create a evidence base of climate smart development and disaster risk management approach To demonstrate policy makers and practitioners that integrated approach will achieve big impact 5
  6. 6. building an evidence base…. Develop evidence of climate and disaster resilience at national and regional level in developing countries. Analyze and communicate policy implications; based on this evidence Act as a catalyst for country level dialogue and advocacy around gaps that can protect and build community resilience to disaster and climate risk Identify opportunities for learning and communication across different communities of practice 6
  7. 7. processes till October 2011 Stakeholder Mapping Actor- governance Mapping Gathering an evidence-base Consultation at different levels- national, regional, global… Conduct field research- India, Cambodia and Sudan Defining climate and disaster resilience approach Field testing of the Climate Smart Approach Advocacy for linkages between groups of actors within the climate change adaptation (CCA), disaster risk management (DRM) and development community more broadly. 7
  8. 8. key outcomes by Oct 2011…. A climate and disaster resilience approach is developed based on existing literature, expert knowledge and selected case studies. Approach is tested, reviewed and used to build an evidence-base of how to achieve climate and disaster resilience in policy and practice Advocacy for improved coordination between different communities of practice, particularly DRR, adaptation, livelihoods and social protection (Year-3,4,5 will be used for developing climate smart programming and policies) 8
  9. 9. where we are now… Stakeholder Mapping: Completed, updated Governance Mapping: to be completed by April National Consultations- happening Regional Workshop : Tentatively on 24-26th May 2010 at New Dehi 9
  10. 10. linkages with similar initiative… SCR will proactively link with other initiatives through its regional and global partners A natural link on aspects of research and advocacy work with ACCRA (Africa climate change resilience alliance) ACCRA is a sister consortium led by Oxfam and ODI with SCF, CARE, WV supported by DFID ACCRA geographical focus is in Ethiopia, Uganda and Mozambique 10
  11. 11. THANK YOU!!! 11
  12. 12. Climate Smart DRM… Proactively Manage Risks Considers underlying drivers of vulnerability like social, political, economic and climate change related root causes Adopt a more flexible and reflexive (longer term) perspective, recognizing changes in the risks and uncertainties, associated with climate change extremes, Takes action based on improved information of changing climate extremes (from both scientific and traditional sources) Recognizes that subtle change in climate related means can significantly increase people’s vulnerability and create more severe impact even if hazard impacts are no worse than those experienced before Integrates knowledge of changing climate extremes into multi hazards/multi risk assessment, appreciating changing extremes can impact other hazards Builds capacity of target groups to manage changing risks and uncertainties Deliver interventions that do not contribute to problem of climate change