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The Isiolo County Adaptation Fund – Progress and Lessons learnt

Resilience in the drylands of the Horn of Africa, Edition 5 The Adaptation Consortium under the leadership of the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), Kenya, is implementing an innovative project to help county governments to access climate finance and mainstream climate change into planning for adaptation and climate resilient development. The Isiolo County Adaptation Fund (ICAF) was established in 2012…

Chater 9. Strengthening the Food for Assets Approach for Community Based Adaptation in Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change: Emerging Lessons

As climate becomes less predictable and extreme weather events become more frequent, there is an urgent need for support that will help communities to prepare and adapt to changing conditions. This support is needed at the local level as well as the national, and must be framed by appropriate policy that secures real benefits for those most at risk. ‘Community-based…

Rapid Assessment of Returns on Investments in Natural Resource Stewardship

Summary: The report summarizes the findings of a participatory assessment of returns on investments in strengthening customary institutions for natural resource stewardship in four wards of Isiolo over the long dry season of 2014. Due to the rapid timeframe for the assessment, many observed benefits were not yet quantified. However, those that could be appraised so far already outweighed the…

Devolved Access Modalities: Lessons for the Green Climate Fund

INTRODUCTION Kenya’s new Constitution, promulgated in 2010, grants county governments authority and responsibility
for developing the social and economic aspects of their county according to local priorities. is has provided an opportunity to test a model for devolved County Adaptation Funds (CAFs), with the intention of wider replication, to prepare county governments to access global climate finance for adaptation and climate…

Lessons Learnt: Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development

The Ada Consortium’s monitoring and evaluation framework is implemented based on two complementary components namely; Ada log frame: – The Consortium’s log frame is directly linked; and responds to the StARCK+ programme’s log frame to the International Climate Fund (ICF). It spells out the consortium-wide outcome, outputs (including their respective impact weightings), indicators, milestones, assumptions, and hypotheses. It focuses on…

Establishing Climate Change Adaptation Funding Mechanisms at the County-level in Kenya

Multi-billion dollar opportunity for county-level public investment The establishment of the UN’s Green Climate Fund (GCF) offers the potential for county and national governments to access significant financial resources to support investments in adaptation and mitigation. The GCF will come online in 2015, and aims to be running at full capacity by 2020, with resources of $100bn per year. 50%…

Sericho Resilience Assessment Report

The Sericho Resilience Assessment (RA) is the first of five assessments to be carried out across Isiolo County. The RAs will inform the design of a Climate Adaptation Fund (CAF) which will operate at the county level. Communities will be able to submit proposals to request support for ‘public good type’ activities that support climate resilience. The five RA sites…

Oldonyiro Resilience Assessment Report

Introduction Lordman Lekalkuli (National Drought Management Authority) welcomed participants to the meeting (see appendix 1 for a full list of participants) and invited a local elder to bless the meeting with a word of prayer. He then recapped the process that had brought all the partners and the participants together. Describing a process that had been on – going for…

Merti Resilience Assessment Report

Introduction to the RA Process After blessings had been conferred upon the meeting by the local Imam, the meeting was opened by Diba Golecha who introduced delegations from different parts of Isiolo County ( Merti, Yamicha, Malkagala, Korbesa, Gafarsa and Sericho) who had travelled to take part in the first day of the resilience assessment in order to receive the…