Climate Risk Management Technical Assistance Support Project

Local and national climate information drives sustainable development planning. 

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

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