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Climate Risk Management Technical Assistance Support Project

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Local and national climate information drives sustainable development planning.

IISD's approach to climate risk management emphasizes participation and the combination of top-down and bottom-up assessment methods, whereby community consultations are considered alongside scientific analyses and policy reviews to identify immediate and emerging climate risk management priorities. We applied this approach in the Climate Risk Management Technical Assistance Support Project of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), which was designed to support developing countries in managing the changing nature of climate risk. IISD was commissioned to implement the project in seven countries—four in Latin America and the Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Honduras, Nicaragua and Peru) and three in Africa (Kenya, Niger and Uganda)—in close collaboration with UNDP country offices, governments and other partners.

A methodology for assessing climate risks and prioritizing risk management options was developed and applied in each of the seven countries, guided by IISD's participatory and integrative approach. For each country, the main output was a report identifying and prioritizing climate risks and related risk management options for selected sectors, ecosystems or regions. The focus of these final reports were as follows:

  • Dominican Republic: Climate Risk Management for Water and Agriculture in the Yaque del Sur Watershed
  • Honduras: Climate Risk Management for Smallholder Agriculture
  • Nicaragua: Climate Risk Management in the Health Sector
  • Peru: Climate Risk Management for Agriculture in the Regions of Junín and Piura
  • Kenya: Climate Risk Management for Malaria Control in Kenya: The case of the western highlands
  • Niger: Sustainable Wetland Management in the Face of Climate Risks in Niger: The Case of La Mare de Tabalak
  • Uganda: Climate Risk Management for Sustainable Crop Production in Uganda: Rakai and Kapchorwa Districts
  • Paper
    Climate Risks, Vulnerability and Governance in Kenya: A review

    Climate Risks, Vulnerability and Governance in Kenya: A review

    Climate-related risks adversely affect the lives and livelihoods of the people of Kenya and threaten the country's near- and long-term development Read More
  • Paper
    Climate Risk Management for Sustainable Crop Production in Uganda: Rakai and Kapchorwa Districts

    Climate Risk Management for Sustainable Crop Production in Uganda: Rakai and Kapchorwa Districts

    Agriculture is the backbone of the Ugandan economy. Most of it is rain-fed and relies on limited external inputs, making the country very sensitive to Read More
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    Climate Risk Management for Agriculture in Peru: Focus on the Regions of Junin and Piura

    Climate Risk Management for Agriculture in Peru: Focus on the Regions of Junin and Piura

    Agriculture employs about a third of the population in the Peruvian regions of Junín and Piura, with the former known as the food basket of the Read More
  • Paper
    Sustainable Wetland Management in the Face of Climate Risks in Niger: the Case of La Mare de Tabalak

    Sustainable Wetland Management in the Face of Climate Risks in Niger: the Case of La Mare de Tabalak

    Niger's wetlands are critical to poverty reduction, food security and biodiversity conservation, especially given the limited the irregular rainfall Read More
  • Paper
    Climate Risk Management for the Health Sector in Nicaragua

    Climate Risk Management for the Health Sector in Nicaragua

    Nicaragua faces enormous development challenges as the poorest country in Central America.While health conditions and services are improving, the Read More
  • Paper
    Climate Risk Management for Malaria Control in Kenya: the case of the western highlands

    Climate Risk Management for Malaria Control in Kenya: the case of the western highlands

    Despite its declining prevalence in most parts of Kenya, malaria infection continues to be the main cause of disease and mortality in the country.It Read More
  • Paper
    Climate Risk Management for Smallholder Agriculture in Honduras

    Climate Risk Management for Smallholder Agriculture in Honduras

    Agriculture is one of the most important economic sectors in Honduras, where rural poverty is high and food security fragile.One-third of Hondurans Read More
  • Paper
    Climate Risk Management for Water and Agriculture in the Dominican Republic: Focus on the Yaque Del Sur Basin

    Climate Risk Management for Water and Agriculture in the Dominican Republic: Focus on the Yaque Del Sur Basin

    The Yaque del Sur watershed in the southwest of the Dominican Republic is already under severe water stress.The population of the area is much poorer Read More