Briefs

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…

CCCF Mechanism one programme approach

As new counties join the scale-out, its operational complexity will increase. There is now a portfolio of grants financing the scale-out, associated with different development partners and implementing agencies. While this diversity is an obvious strength – for example, the introduction of new skills and networks – it also brings challenges, particularly the risk of incoherence and of losing quality.…

CCCF Mechanism: Building Resilient Communities; Promoting Sustainable Economic Growth

The County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) mechanism implemented by the National Drought Management Authority through the Adaptation (Ada) Consortium facilitates the flow of climate finance to counties and integrates climate change into planning and implementation. CCCF is geared towards addressing community climate change priorities, building resilience and fostering sustainable economic growth. The CCCF mechanism has been piloted successfully in fve…

Climate finance in Kenya Final Policy Brief and Discussion Paper

Climate Finance (CF) is critical to Kenya’s full realisation of the policy goals as set out in the sustainable development goals (SDGs), the 2015 Paris Agreement and the African Union Agenda 2063. This policy brief draws on the discussion paper published in August 2019 to provide some options for strengthening climate financing strategies for Kenya. The paper shows that Kenya’s…

Strengthening the CIDP process and contribution of CCCF Mechanism

The Constitution of Kenya (2010) provided the institutional architecture for delivering climate finance from the national level to the local level through the devolution process. To ensure delivery of climate finance and to enhance climate resilience in ASAL regions, the Adaptation Consortium piloted the County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) mechanism across five counties of Kitui, Isiolo, Makueni, Wajir and Garissa.…

Gender inclusion and the CCCF mechanism: Increasing the voice and the benefits for Women

The Constitution of Kenya 2010 provides that women and youth are included in decision making at all levels in society. However, the gender norms and practices of communities continue to propagate discrimination and exclusion at the local level, where climate change adaptation usually occurs. The County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) mechanism piloted by the Adaptation Consortium aims at supporting county…

Assessing the “Business Case” for investing in the CCCF Mechanism

The County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) mechanism is an example of a new devolved climate fnance mechanism piloted by five county governments of Isiolo, Kitui, Makueni, Garissa and Wajir from 2013 to deliver climate finance from the national to local level. The Adaptation Consortium conducted a learning exercise to gauge the effectiveness of the CCCF Mechanism to improve climate resilience…

Improving the Impact of Climate Information Services in Kenya’s Arid and Semi-Arid Lands

Climate variability and change are affecting millions of poor people in Kenya, particularly in arid and semi-arid lands. Significant investments are being made in developing Climate Information Services (CIS) which are tailored to the needs of pastoralists and agro-pastoralists and aim to help them adapt to the impact of climate change in these regions. Recent research has found that a…

sNAPshot – Kenya’s County Climate Change Funds

Significant finance is required throughout the entire National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process—from planning through to implementation and monitoring and evaluation. This financing is expected to come from a mix of sources, including domestic public finance, international public finance and private finance. Domestic public finance can be a relatively predictable and consistent source of financing for NAP processes, both for its…