Influencing and linking policies and institutions from national to local level for the development and adoption of climate-resilient food systems
Influencing and linking policies and
institutions from national to local level for
the development and adoption of climate-
resilient food systems
Uganda and Tanzania
IITA, ICRAF, CIAT, ILRI, Bioversity, CCAFS East Africa
+ NARO, CCU
+ Public bodies (local, district, national: MAAIF, MWE, MoFPED, NEMA)
+ Private bodies (Media, NGOs, Civil Society)
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1. Network analysis to understand key policy actors,
drivers of CST uptake, choices for CST development and
adoption for climate change adaptation.
2. Trade-off analysis to identify locally appropriate
climate smart agricultural practices across scales.
quantify how various policy options would cause
trade-offs across actors and spatial scales.
3. Scenario development to identify trade-offs and
synergies between actors across scales.
suitability of different adaptation options under
different contexts and for different groups
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4. Gender: Creating evidence-based gender awareness
among policy actors to influence gender responsive
implementation of climate change adaptation policies.
5. Policy analysis to map the current status of the
adaptation policies and identify entry-points for
6. Applied information economics to guide decision
makers, focusing on economic returns on investment.
7. Learning alliance: Implementation of jointly
proposed policy engagement strategies by the learning
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The role of the learning alliance
• Analyzing the prioritized policy
• Developing strategies for policy
• Triggering policy actions
• Developing communication strategies
for engagement and for
dissemination of products
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1. Increased information seeking /exchanging behaviour
from policy makers, implementers and researchers
2. Policy actors recognize policy gaps
and conflicts and seek to address them.
3. Policy makers and implementers have identified policy
actions for improved climate change adaptation.
4. Better-informed decisions
for climate change adaptation by policy makers/implementers.
5. Increased appreciation of the need to include gender
in policies related to climate change adaptation.
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Not re-inventing the wheel but building on
• This CCU-CCAFS workshop
• CCAFS East Africa Initiatives
• PASIC: Policy action
• NARO-IITA-MUCCRI USAID project
… Your projects and experiences!!