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Session 14_Susan Nanduddu

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Session 14_Susan Nanduddu

  1. 1. Strengthening collaboration for climate change adaptation<br />By Susan Nanduddu<br />CLACC fellow – Uganda<br />Development Network of Indigenous Voluntary Associations (DENIVA)<br />
  2. 2. A lesson from the Community Based Adaptation in Africa_Uganda project<br />Vulnerability context<br />Drought<br />Floods<br />High poverty rate (67% below poverty line)<br />Majority dependant on rain-fed agriculture for a livelihood<br />Poor government services <br />High population and population growth rate (3.2%)<br />
  3. 3. Collaboration at the different phases of the project<br />
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  5. 5. It is imperative to work in partnership with other stakeholders to enhance learning from and within each category, as well as take advantage of their scope of influence to take the message further. This is a communication challenge<br />
  6. 6. Lessons learned<br />Challenges <br />It takes time to build the relationships – to gain trust and the required understanding to walk the journey together<br />Institutional barriers: these call for flexibility and the willingness to learn and unlearn<br />The community needs both hardware and software. They get fed up of discussions <br />Financial limitations<br />Benefits<br />An opportunity to link researchers directly with community – long term<br />Increased accountability horizontally and vertically<br />Larger scope of influence <br />A lot of ideas are generated from more than one institution on how best to strengthen adaptive capacity<br />
  7. 7. Thank you for your kind attention<br />

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