Adaptation Learning and Advocacy Project – ALAP

The Adaptation Learning and Advocacy Project (ALAP) is a two-years project implemented by CARE Denmark and various local partners. IEWM is the local implementing partner in Kenya. Other partners include ABANTU for Development of Ghana, Laviningo of Mozambique, National Civil Society Platform on Climate Change and Sustainable Development (Plateforme de la Société Civile sur le Changement Climatique et le Développement Durable, PFSC/CC/DD) and the Pan African Climate Justice Alliance (PACJA).

This project aims to strengthen the role of civil society in promoting approaches and methods for adaptation to climate change, which target those people and communities and sub-groups within communities that are most vulnerable to climate change. It further aims to build lasting adaptive capacity in communities and among service providers to respond to continued climate change and worsening natural disasters.

The intervention’s objectives

The development objective of the project is to contribute to increased capacity of vulnerable households in Sub-Saharan Africa to adapt to climate variability and change.

The immediate objectives of the project are that:

  1. Civil society networks and individual organizations are learning, sharing and documenting knowledge about community-based adaptation goals and approaches.
  2. Civil society promote national and local action on community-based adaptation.
  3. Regional and international discussions are informed by civil society experiences and positions on Community-based adaptation

Outputs and activities

The project has a set of generic expected outputs and main activities for each objective, which are common to all four countries and partners and listed in the table below. The different contexts that partners work in imply that there will be different emphases on some outputs and activities in each country.

The specific outputs expected from this project are summarized in the table below: