Pilot Program For Climate Resilience Project

The participation adaptation component of the strategic program for climate resilience aims to strengthen the capacity of vulnerable rural communities in the barotse and Kafue sub-basins to adapt to climate change. It assists communities in highly vulnerable areas to identify and address the impacts of climate change in their local development plans and their community’s development projects. The beneficiary communities themselves implement, manage and maintain the sub-projects;

Main activities of the projects

  1. Participatory Adaptation Planning

The participatory adaptation activities assist communities in highly vulnerable areas to identify climate risks and hazards, and address the impacts of climate change in their local development plans. Participatory adaptation supports climate resilient planning processes at community, ward and district levels by:

  • Disseminating information related to climate risk
  • Developing improved participatory planning tools
  • Training people in how to use the information and tools
  • Assisting beneficiary groups to prioritize strategic adaptation options
  • Assisting beneficiary groups to prepare sub-projects

The capacity of national, provincial, district and local organizations to mobilize, train and facilitate communities in climate risk and planning is improved as a result of the support.

  1. Implementation:

Once strategic adaption options are identified, support to participatory adaptor assist target groups to prepare sub-projects and to undertake the processes related to stages of sub-project cycle. Participatory adaptation makes sure that there is adequate technical assistance and training available to provincial, district and sub district institutions.

Scope of work;

  1. A) Participatory Planning for climate Adaptation
  2. b) Improve Access to Climate Information and Other Information
  3. c) Community training (i.e conservation farming techniques, diversifying agricultural practices etc)

Duration: 5 year project funded by World Bank