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Contextualizing Devolved Climate Finance in Urban Areas

Climate resilient development of urban areas need to take into account current and future climate risks and be inclusive as far as planning is concerned. The speed of urbanization in Africa is increasing and remains largely informal, uncontrolled, and unsupported by the continent’s infrastructure. More and more people are moving to towns and cities, with limited access to urban services…

Improving the functionality of water investments in the drylands

Water investments in the drylands are critical for water and food security, where access to water is essential for domestic and productive uses, including livestock production and rain-fed cultivation. Yet, ensuring the sustainability of water investments in the drylands remains an ongoing challenge, with evidence of approximately 20-40% failure rates of rural water supplies across East Africa and beyond. Despite…

Deepening County Climate Change Fund Mechanism

The County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) mechanism supports county governments to mainstream climate change in planning and budgeting; access climate finance from different sources and; strengthen public participation in the management and use of those funds. The CCCF mechanism was successfully piloted in five counties — Isiolo, Garissa, Kitui, Makueni and Wajir between 2011 and 2019 — and is now…

Devolution and locally led climate finance

This publication offers snippets of stories from our work with four pilot counties on the Devolution and locally-led Climate Disaster Risk Management Project. We hope that these stories, giving a glimpse of our collective journey through the project’s pilot phase, will motivate county governments, stakeholders, the national government and other development actors to facilitate, invest in, and support the mainstreaming…

CCCF guidelines 2020

These guidelines are written for counties interested in setting up a County Climate Change Fund (CCCF). After six years of successful piloting and testing, the CCCF mechanism is being scaled out nationwide, steered by the Ministry of Devolution and ASAL Areas through the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA). The purpose of the guidelines is to ensure that counties harmonise their…

Newsletter Issue 1/Feb 2020

COUNTY CLIMATE CHANGE FUND MECHANISM Newsletter Issue 1/Feb 2020 Summary CS0 stakeholders adopt the Isiolo County Climate Change Fund Regulations 2019 KSG validates the County Climate Change Fund Curriculum Vihiga and Tharaka-Nithi legislate their CCCF Act How can we incorporate local knowledge into climate planning and policy? …Maps! Seven wards in Kitui prepare for the scale-out of the CCCF investments…

Readying Counties for the County Climate Change Fund Mechanism (CCCF)

The County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) Mechanism is a devolved climate finance mechanism that facilitates the flow of climate finance to counties and enables public participation in its management as demonstrated in five ASAL counties of Isiolo, Garissa, Kitui, Makueni and Wajir. As part of the scale-out to Kwale, Narok and Siaya counties, a contextualization study under the World Bank-supported…

Integrating Climate Risk Management in County Development and Resilience Planning in Kenya

For long, elements of climate risk management have been pursued in Kenya by various national and county government institutions as well as non-state actors without an effective framework for coordination and appropriate guidance. The Adaptation Consortium (ADA), under the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), sought to remedy this scenario by working with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to develop a Climate…

Makueni CCF Inventory

Climate change has adversely impacted on the communities and economies of the people of Makueni County. This is an inventory of adaptation and resilience projects supported by ADA Consortium under devolved climate finance mechanism. In September 2015, the Makueni County Government enacted the Makueni County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) Regulations, committing 1% of its annual development budget to climate change.…

Kitui CCF Inventory

Kitui County Government, with support from the Adaptation Consortium, is implementing an innovative approach that enables vulnerable communities through their climate change planning committees access and use climate finance through identifying and prioritizing public good investments that build their resilience to climate change. The approach known as County Climate Change Fund mechanism also supports county governments to deliver on their…