Directory of national, regional and international actors in Community Based Adaptation (CBA) to climate change.

GreenBelt MovementRegionalEnvironmental issues (Deforestation and habitat degradation, land use planning, climate change Mitigation & Adaptation), economic and livelihood issues.Training rural women for Environmental, economic and livelihood improvement in the great lakes of East Africa. Building Climate change adaptive capacity through Permaculture. New course, MacArthur foundation, county governmentsThe communities in the project areas have started initiatives such as climate change adaptation strategies, tree planting , clean energy entrepreneurship, soil conservation technologies, water harvesting initiatives, use of clean energy and nature based enterprises. Trained over 300 community TOTs who have trained over 35,000 community members. Teresa Maina http://www.greenbelt tmaina@greenbelt
Africa Center for Technology StudiesKenya, Malawi, Sudan, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and ZimbabweCommunity Based Adaptation planning, governance, science, financing and best practicesCommunity Based Adaptation Project. The Project is aimed at bringing together different stakeholders in climate change to share knowledge and explore options for CBA planning, governance, science, financing and best practices. It mainly includes; the holding of the international conference on CBA to climate change, convene four high-level policy roundtables, and produce publications on CBA.IDRC and DFIDConvened four high level policy round-tables: Kenya Climate Science, Technology and Policy Roundtable; the Kenya Private Sector Climate Change Roundtable ; the African Climate Change Negotiators Policy Roundtable and the Youth Climate Change Policy Roundtable Publications expected by May 2016: CBA book titled: “Enhancing Effectiveness of Community-Based Adaptation (CBA) to Climate Change: unlocking some nuts and bolts” and the 4 policy briefs are entitled: (1) Enabling conditions for implementing and monitoring community based adaptation in a developing country; (2) Institutional arrangements for effective community based adaptation; (3) Suitable investment options and sources for community based adaptation; (4) Gender driven opportunities for enhanced community based adaptation.Charles Tonui
Transparency International KenyaGlobal and national1. Monitor the use of climate funds e.g Climate adaptation fund. 2. Engage and increase public understanding and ensure that appropriate institutional and legal frameworks exist and are strengthened to enhance transparency, accountability and integrity and to deter corruption. Climate Governance Integrity Programme. The programme works to enhance transparency, accountability and integrity in climate finance at all levels; from global to national, from policy choices to project implementation, and from mitigation to adaptation.Government ministries, agencies and corporations, civil society organizations, community based organizations and international NGOs. 1. Development of an anti-corruption policy for the Adaptation Fund in Kenya. 2. Capacity enhancement for government and CSOs on anti-corruption in climate governance. 3. Assessment of climate finance flows in Kenya. 4. Advocacy for anti-corruption safeguards in climate change policy and legislation.Psamson Nzioki
Kenya Meteorological DepartmentKenya1. Disaster and risk reduction as they can be caused by climatic Hazards. 2. Diversifying ways of livelihood for communities for improved adaptation to climate change.Routine bi-annual Participatory Scenario Planning-PSP at county levels. It involves issuance of seasonal forecast and associated advisory and providing climate information.CARE International (Kenya Chapter), Agricultural Sector Development Support Programme (ASDSP) and all heads of Departments in the ministries of; Agriculture, Livestock, Veterinary, Environment and Water Resource Management.The advisory issued bi-annually helps the communities to improve their ways of livelihood and adjusting to adapt to the effects of climate change. Monitoring and evaluation shows this evidently.James Gathura
Kenya Forest Working GroupNarok, Kenya1. Advocate for the integration of climate change adaptation into relevant new and existing sector policies, development, budgetary and planning processes and strategies in Narok County. 2. To influence increased budgetary allocation by the Narok County government for management and governance of environment and natural resources 3. Facilitate the establishment of a county community based climate change resource centre. 4. Strengthen existing charcoal producer associations to undertake sustainable charcoal production as per the charcoal rules 2009. Promoting Climate Change Adaptation for Natural Resource Dependent Communities on Best Practices in Energy and Livestock.Indigenous Information Network1. Established a county community based climate change resource centre. 2. Improved adaptive capacity of communities in Narok county. 3. Improved access to climate related information contributing to climate change mitigation and adaptation.Jackson Bambo www.kenya Jackson.Bambo@
Umande TrustKirinyaga county, Kenya.1. Faecal sludge management in schools. 2. Alternative sources of energy other than use of LPG gas in schools. 3. Reducing deforestation by reducing the amount of firewood used for cooking. Promoting Bio-sanitation projects that provide biogas for cooking, lighting, heating & bio-slurry for non-food crops. Green schools project; Kianyaga Boys High School.1. The school has cut down on expenses with regards to exhaustion of pit latrines. 2. Laboratories have been fitted with biogas burners, used as an alternative to LPG. 3. The number of toilets are enough to cater for the students providing a conducive environment for learning. 4. The project site has become a learning point for most of the schools. Kianyaga Boys High School, Umande Trust and Water Resource Management Authority (WARMA)Aidah Ebrahim aidah.ebrahim@
Pan Africa Climate Justice AllianceInternational1. Providing Guidance in the formulation of Climate-related Policies at national and regional levels. 2. Strengthening networking among African civil society so as to effectively lead policy advocacy in African countries, as well ensuring enhanced African civil society participation in UNFCCC processes. 3. Fostering strategic linkages and support civil society movements globally. 4. Ensuring increased and positive media coverage on climate change issues.Ensuring A Fair, Equitable And Ecologically Just Response To Climate Change. 2. Facilitating regional and international dialogues informed by CSOs experiences on CBA.1. SIDA,DIAKONIA, OXFAM 2. CARE International1. Increased visibility and recognition of national networks engaged in campaigns, lobby and media work. 2. Increased awareness of CSOs and their role in climate debates. 3. Increased recognition of the role of civil society by other stakeholders in UNFCCC processes. 4. Enhanced collaboration between African CSOs and decision makers at national and regional level.Mithika Mwenda
Wetlands International KenyaKenyaFood security; water security and disaster risk reduction (DRR). In South Sudan we apply the Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR) through Integrated Risk Management (IRM) approachProtracted Crisis Horn of Africa: Chronic Crisis South Sudan (CCSS) and the Strengthening Community Resilience in Somalia Region of Ethiopia (SCRSE) Managing the Kimana wetlands in Kenya for climate change adaptation Support Climate-Smart Farming through Waso River Alliance for Climate Resilient Communities (WARA-CLIREC PROJECT)Red Cross Netherlands and Ethiopia Red Cross; Red Cross / Red Crescent Climate CentreIntegrated ecosystem management (IEM) and restoration efforts through establishment of tree nurseries in Jigjiga, Gursum and Tuliguled;woredas of SRE; Community awareness creation through workshops; and ecosystem mapping all in SCRSE;

Community and institutional capacity building in IEM and DRR strategies through workshops and trainings;

Watershed mapping in Somali Region of Ethiopia (SRE)
Julie Mulonga www.wetlands. org/africa
Indigenous Information NetworkNarok, KenyaEffects of the impacts of climate change on women and more focus on energy, climate change and water issues.Increasing the capacity of Indigenous women to adapt to climate change impacts through alternative livelihoods and management of natural resources. It involves training county officials and communities using on-farm energy conservation technologies e.g. the production of briquettes and promoting modern kilns known as ‘kuni mbili jiko‘.MADRE, IIN, COUNTY GOVERNMNTsWomen are taking up adaption initiatives through affforestation, water harvesting and income generation activities.Lucy Mulenkei
Climate Change Network of Kenya, CCNKenyaKitui , KenyaImplementation of the Sunken Sand Dam-for rain water harvesting, small scale agriculture,environmental and ecosystems enhancement.Kitui County Forest Office, Water and Sand Conservation Association, KCFWSCA, and Mangoloma Riparian GroupJoseph Ngondi josephngondi@
Grassroots Organizations Operating Together in Sisterhood (GROOTS Kenya)NationalIncreasing community adaptive capacity and mitigation of climate change impacts.Community Resilience Fund. The project established a community-led revolving fund to help communities borrow money at 1% interest per months and resource climate change resilient activities. Communities targeted in this project are those residing near major forests, those living in dry lands and those vulnerable to effects of climate change. Community members, mostly women have used this grant to buy flexi bio gas, buy or make energy saving jiko among others. The project in implemented in 5 Counties Kenya.Wold Bank USAID-AHADI Project1. Increased organizational capacity to work with communities and design climate change responsive activities. 2. Increased understanding of communities and county government on the national policies and international frameworks to be aligned in the climate change response plansFridah Githuku
Economic and Social Rights Centre-HakijamiiMombasa and Garissa Counties, Kenya.1. Information sharing on climate change, the effects and possible survival mechanisms. Advocacy around climate change policy at the county level. ? Protection of livelihoods by preventing unprecedented evictions due to mega projects in Mombasa and Garissa Counties. ? Enhancing working relationships between the water service users, consumers and the government. Promoting water rights. Advancing the right to water and sanitation in 2 counties experiencing climate change effectsWater Services Regulatory Board (WASREB), Mombasa Water and sanitation Company, Garissa Water and Sewerage Company, Water Action Groups, Water Working Groups, Local Urban Forums, KEWASNET1. Protection of dams, boreholes and water pans used by pastoralists. 2. Integrated approach to preventing non revenue water to increase supply and revenue collection in Mombasa. 3. Provoked the formulation of Disaster risk management policy in Mombasa County. 4. Awareness creation on impacts of climate change including low water table, salination and reduction in fresh water. 5. Plans underway for the construction of a sewer line in Mombasa to reduce open defection. Collins Liko
Anglican Development Service –Eastern (ADS)Kitui, Makueni, Isiolo, Wajir and Garissa Counties.1. Addressing adverse effects of climate change. 2. Establishment of County Climate Change Fund. 3. Participatory Vulnerability assessments by the community in 16 wards and Eight Community based organizations. 4. Implementation of prioritized projects addressing effects of drought in the 16 wards (10 in Kitui and 6 in Makueni and 8 CBOs). 5. Inadequate and uncoordinated climate information sharing. 6. Inadequate water.7. Inadequate coping mechanismsStrengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change project which involves two components; County Adaptation Fund (A model for devolved County governments to access global climate finance for adaptation and climate resilient development) and Climate Information Services.1. Christian Aid (DFID). 2.International Institute for Environment and Education. 3. UK Meteorological Service. 4. Kenya Meteorological Department. 5. Ada Consortium Secretariat. 6. Bread for the World. 7. Transform Aid International. 8. European Union. 9. USAID. 10. Anglican Development Services Kenya (ADSK)1. Climate change fund establishment in Kitui and Makueni. 2. Successful vulnerability/ risk assessments for Sixteen wards and Eight CBOs. 3. Improvement of Climate Information Services by development of a Climate Information Services Plan and additionally supporting roll out of a climate information Services communication framework.Lydia Muithia
Community Action For Nature Conservation (CANCO) KenyaNational General knowledge in Climate change adaptation and mitigation, Lack of awareness, Organization and coordination of Beach management units, Policy review and recommendations.Marine ecosystem and fisheries - The programme intends to build and sustain the advocacy, networking and technical capacities of coastal fishing communities (individuals and their organizations) to contribute to the fisheries sector reforms in Kenya and to promote responsible and sustainable fishing and utilization of marine resources as well as promoting fair trade for fish in Kenya.World wide fund for nature (WWF) Kenya Country Office, Swedish Society For Nature Conservation (SSNC)1. Contribute to good governance and sustainable management of mangrove ecosystems and responsible fisheries resources. 2. Strengthen civil society alliance engagement in advocating for the sustainable management of Tuna fisheries in Kenya.Hadley Becha
Water capacity building NetworkNational and RegionalStrengthening the capacity of communities to reduce the impact of drought disasters through enhancing knowledge and skills for analysing drought occurrences and vulnerability.Enhancing Understanding Of Drought Risk For Preparedness And Response: Local, National And Regional Dimensions. The project was aimed at increasing the understanding of people’s vulnerability and capacity in the context of natural hazards (drought).Capnet-UNDP, Moi University, National Drought Management Authority, Ku-levenA number of key stakeholder training, development of short courses curriculum (on-going), partnership for drought risk managementEsther Wambui
Centre for Social Planning and Administrative Development (CESPAD)Lake Naivasha BasinImprove coordination of the WRUAs and enable joint engagement with government bodies.Strengthening WRUAs to foster transparency, accountability and participation in Water Resources Management.WIN, GIZ, WRMA. WWF1. Climate resilience among communities living around water resources. 2. Improved transparency, accountability and participation from the WRUAs.Asha Shaaban
GIZ International Water Stewardship Program (GIZ IWaSP), KenyaNational1. Tackle water related risks exacerbated by climate change which include reduced water supply, floods, droughts, declining water quality, as well as inequitable and unsustainable usage. 2. Threats to human health due to lack of access to safe drinking water and pollution. 3. International Water Stewardship Program – Kenya. The programme promotes effective multi-stakeholder partnerships between civil society, private sector and governmental actors to improve the adaptability of water users to manage threats to water securityEnergizing for Development Kenya (EnDev) (GIZ Programme), World Wide Fund (WWF), Imarisha Naivasha, Water Resources Management Authority (WRMA HQ, regions and sub-regions), Lake Naivasha Umbrella Water Resources Users Association (LANABWRUA), Ministry of Agriculture, KEWASNET, 2030 Water Resources Group, Water Integrity Network (WIN)As for February 2016, IWaSP partnerships have reached more than 70,000 direct beneficiaries and 120,000 indirect beneficiaries by increasing access to water, protection of water resources, trainings and capacity building (e.g. under Jiko KISASA project, training artisans in construction of energy saving stoves according to a developed business model. For these partnerships more than EUR 170,000 has been leveraged from private sector contributions. Anne Marie Ran
Building East African Community Network (BEACON)Kisumu, Kakamega, Trans Nzoia and Uasin Gishu counties in Kenya1. Address inadequate knowledge on climate change. 2. Lack/inadequate support by county governments to farmers on addressing climate change. 3. Low crop production due to erratic weather patterns. 4. Inadequate adaption activities by small holder farmers at community levels.Food Security Project. Empower small scale farmers with the best practices on climate change adaptation for improved environmental health and food securityACT! Kenya1. Increased awareness on climate change and its effects in the counties. 2. diversifying from the traditional crops to include short season crops and fruit trees that include cassava, sweet potatoes, millet, sorghum, avocadoes . 3. Improved food security at household levels through planting of short season crops. 4. Smallholder farmers in the target counties embracing conservation agriculture. 5. Successfully piloted alternative source of energy and the beneficiary households no longer depend on trees for wood fuel.Rebecca Tanui
Kenya Water PartnershipNational1. Innovative practices on integrated drought management that promote water security and climate change adaptation National integrated drought management policies. 2. Partnership and collaboration for integrated drought management. 3. Capacity building and knowledge management. 4.Integrated Drought Management Project in the Horn of Africa (IDMP-HoA). Main theme – Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)Global Water Partnership, Ministry if Water & Irrigation, ICPAC, NDMA, Kenya Meteorological Services 1. Enhanced Capacity of institutions and key actors in drought management and resilience building. 2. Strenthened partnership for Integrated Drought Management. 3. Mainstreaming of drought mitigation and adaptation strategies in relevant government sector ministries and agencies. 4. Documented case studiesGeorge Sanga
Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)/ International Livestock Research Institute (ILRIRegional1. Participatory action research in climate-smart villages. 2. Policy engagement on integrating agriculture and climate change policies. 3. Gender and social inclusionFocus of the program is research and policy engagement on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in East Africa. Thid program involves policy engagement is at local, national, regional and continental levels and for research CCAFS have established climate-smart villages where partners collaborate to test a portfolio of climate agricultural technologies and practices. CCAFS work is mainly through partnerships with Government, non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, private sector, development partners, universities, international and national research organizations, national meteorological agencies etc. 1. Development of country climate-smart agriculture framework programs which have been integrated into the INDCs of Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. 2. Engaging with the African Group of Negotiators to integrate agriculture into UNFCCC discussions. 3. Developed decision support tools for prioritization of CSA in countries.Catherine Mungai
CARITAS KENYARegionalThe application of climate smart production technologies for food security and income generation will be largely supported by much of the work undertaken under WPs 1 and 2, as these are expected to create conducive conditions for increased production. Efforts will be put under this work package to support the individual farmers and producer organizations to fully actualize this potential.Drylands Development Programme (DRYDEV). It is a Farmer Led Programme aimed at enhancing Water Management, Food Security, and Rural Economic Development in the Drylands. World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), World Vision (Kenya & Australia), ADRA and SNV1. Establishment of demonstration sites for Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) and Enrichment Planting. 2. Support Community Environmental Management Committees to establish tree nurseries for enrichment planting.Mike Kittivo
Indigenous Women Conservation Partnershipcounty level1. women empowerment. 2. Technology transfer and indigenous knowledge 3. Indigenous women and climate change research. 4. poor livelihoodsLivelihood support, food security and advocacy. Involves building climte change resielient communities through informatin sharing, social and economic empowerment.Olunana Resource Center, PINGUS FORUM, ILEPA, MPINDO, OSIEA, IWGIA1. Livelihoods improvement and diversificationNkamunu Patita
Kenya Agricultural &Livestock Research Organization (KALRO) (formerly Kenya Agricultural Research Institute (KARI)National1. Assess and document climatic risks and vulnerabilities of the communities and agro-systems and establish coping strategies in the project area. 2. Develop information sharing initiatives on climate change and variability and best bet adaptation strategies. 3. Build capacity of stakeholders and KALRO scientists to address challenges of climate change and variability. 4. Inform and influence the climate change adaptation policy/decision-making process through scientific action research based results. Agricultural Productivity and climate change in arid and semi-arid Kenya. the project was carried out in Ijara, Trans Mara and Tana Delta. Activities included; i) assessments on climatic vulnerability, risks and impacts on food and livestock production systems; ii) analysis of the costs and benefits of adaptation; iii) piloting and up-scaling of adaptive practices in crops, livestock and land management; iv) dissemination of research results; v) capacity building of stakeholders; vi) development and provision of policy advice based on scientific results.Ministry of Agriculture, Kenya Meteorology Service, KENFAP, University of Eldoret, Min of Environment (Climate Change Secretariat), ICPAC, IDRC1.Conducted climatic risk and household vulnerability assessments in Tana River, Ijara and Transmara. 2. Based on the above assessments and using downscaled weather information from GCMs/RCMs piloted adaptation options that led to diversification of livelihoods. 3. Evaluated the cost and benefits of adaptations. 4. Improved weather data collection through provision of 2 automatic weather stations (Tana River and Transmara) and 32 rain gauges in the project areas. Capacity built the farmers/pastoralists to collect rainfall data and send to KMS. 5. Capacity the farmers and pastoralists through farmer field schools and study toursDr. Jane W. Wamuongo, Research Coordinator (Natural Resource Management)

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