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 of climate and disaster risk management in county-integrated development planning.
This publication presents learning from the key targets area of the interventions undertaken with Kwale, Narok, Makueni and Siaya counties to lay the foundation form mainstreaming climate risk management in county-integrated development plans and policies. It is based on lessons from Makueni County to prepare the other three counties to adopt the County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) mechanism. We highlight some notable first steps and activities. They include an exchange visit to Makueni by officers from other counties, lobbying county government leadership on CCCF, work on Climate Information Service Plans and the contextualization study in those counties as part of the preparedness for the mechanism.