CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND                AFRICAN AGRICULTURE GRANTEE CONVENING                           24-25 Februar...
Brief Background of the Institution• Tegemeo Institute   – Policy research Institute under Division of R & E of Egerton   ...
Main activities at Tegemeo InstituteResearch: To generate and promote evidence-based research toinform and influence polic...
Your other projects/programs on climate change          adaptation• None as at Now                                        ...
Objectives of the Rockefeller Foundation Grant• Project runs September 2010-March 2011• The Institute seeks to incorporate...
Key Activities Related to the Grant• Undertake a needs assessment of the Institute’s requirements  on climate change train...
Highlight on the Progress to date• Needs assessment for the Institute staff has been carried out    – Plans are underway t...
Early Findings (optional)• Too early !!!!!                                                7
Key Challenges• Climate change expertise scarce    – Exploring using part-time climate change expert• Climate data availab...
Lessons Learnt• Climate Change is a complex issue to understand – there is scanty  information especially with regards to ...
Emerging Opportunities for Collaboration• Results from the research work will informs partner such as FSD  on packages on ...
Next steps• Exploring different models of working with different expertise in  building capacity for the Institute• Schedu...
• Thank You              12
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  1. 1. CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION AND AFRICAN AGRICULTURE GRANTEE CONVENING 24-25 February 2011Project Name: Socio-Economic Study on the Effects of Climate Change on Rural Livelihood in Kenya Grantee : Tegemeo Institute-Egerton University Presenter : Raphael Gitau Tegemeo Institute- Egerton University 0
  2. 2. Brief Background of the Institution• Tegemeo Institute – Policy research Institute under Division of R & E of Egerton University – Established through Statute XIX (h) of Egerton University Act, 1987 (CAP 214)• Policy research and analysis since 1990 • Leading centre in ag policy research • Reservoir of knowledge on rural livelihoods • Large network of collaborators/partners 1
  3. 3. Main activities at Tegemeo InstituteResearch: To generate and promote evidence-based research toinform and influence policy direction on Kenya’s agricultural andrural sectors.Outreach : work with policy makers and other stakeholders toidentify appropriate policy optionsMonitoring and Evaluation: to monitor changes in the Ag sectorand assess impacts of alternative policies for Government,development partners and other stakeholders •Baseline Studies •Impact/effects assessment 2
  4. 4. Your other projects/programs on climate change adaptation• None as at Now 3
  5. 5. Objectives of the Rockefeller Foundation Grant• Project runs September 2010-March 2011• The Institute seeks to incorporate climate change in its research agenda, and inform policy on mitigation and adaptation strategies necessary to deal with the risks associated with climate change i) Objective 1: To build and expand the human and institutional capacity on climate change at the Institute ii) Objective 2:To assess the effects of climate change on key household and agricultural indicators iii) Objective 3:To establish partnership/linkages with other stakeholders in the climate change network 4
  6. 6. Key Activities Related to the Grant• Undertake a needs assessment of the Institute’s requirements on climate change training• Build Institution capacity on climate change – Recruit a climate change expert – Short term /in-house training• Research work on the effects of climate change on rural livelihoods – Panel data analysis – Key informant interview – Focus group discussions 5
  7. 7. Highlight on the Progress to date• Needs assessment for the Institute staff has been carried out – Plans are underway to organize for staff training• Organization and construction of key indicators from the panel household data (1997-2010) – In the process of acquiring climate data• Key informants interviews has been undertaken with stakeholders in the climate change• Began the process of recruiting of a climate change expert – Advertised for post and shortlisted candidates• Carried out an Inception workshop in February – Shared the Institute ‘s research work on climate change with stakeholders and experts – Preparing proceedings which will be circulated to the participants 6
  8. 8. Early Findings (optional)• Too early !!!!! 7
  9. 9. Key Challenges• Climate change expertise scarce – Exploring using part-time climate change expert• Climate data availability – Limited weather stations 8
  10. 10. Lessons Learnt• Climate Change is a complex issue to understand – there is scanty information especially with regards to attribution• Collaboration with different experts in the field on climate change so as to be able to overlay our household data with climate data- modelling• There are various initiatives being undertaken in the Climate Change and they may require well coordinated efforts to harmonize in order to harness synergies 9
  11. 11. Emerging Opportunities for Collaboration• Results from the research work will informs partner such as FSD on packages on weather insurance as there is little or no information at the household level• Interaction with institutions such as ICPAC/KMD/UON for training• Tapping into the opportunities on CENA networks to exchange ideas• Synergies amongst the grantees on the network given our different strengths to exchange ideas on climate issues and their impact on households and other sectors• Opportunity to collaborate with other grantees in the climate change project• Opportunity to participate in different foras, committees at national (PM office/MOA and MENR) and regional level for policy advocacy 10
  12. 12. Next steps• Exploring different models of working with different expertise in building capacity for the Institute• Scheduling for training of the Institute staff• Getting climate data and undertaking analysis to produce a working paper and policy brief from the work• Organization of focus group discussions• Participate in various policy and advocacy fora on climate change at the national and regional level• Incorporate (climate proofing) climate change in all of the Institute research activities 11
  13. 13. • Thank You 12

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