Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change in Sakai, Kenya (Flash Video 10:45 min)


Adapting to Climate Change in Eastern and Southern Africa


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Integrating Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change into Sustainable Development Policy Planning and Implementation in Eastern and Southern Africa (ACCESA)

Sub-Saharan Africa is recognized as being highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including an increased risk of drought, wild fires and water shortages. To reduce the vulnerability of Kenyans, Mozambicans and Rwandans to these anticipated changes, the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and its partners initiated one of the first dedicated adaptation projects in Africa over a five-year period commencing in 2005. It supported community-level adaptation actions that enhanced resilience to climate change in the short and long terms, and promoted integration of adaptation into policy- and decision-making at the national and subnational levels.

This multi-country project undertook pilot initiatives to: (1) increase resilience to climate change at the community level and (2) promote the integration of climate change adaptation into sustainable development plans and planning processes at the national and subnational levels. Relevant findings for future work in the region include:

The Pilot Projects

Project Reports

Funders and Partners

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