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Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation

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The 2nd Stakeholders’ Workshop, Samburu Simba Lodge, Isiolo

The Government of Kenya has recognised the need to support climate change adaptation. Nowhere is this more necessary than in the drylands. Different approaches need to be tested using the opportunities offered by the new Constitution for greater devolved planning at the county level.

The Ministry of State for Development of Northern Kenya and other Arid Lands (MDNKOAL) and the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030 (MPND), with support from the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and other partners in Kenya, will design and test approaches that strengthen institutional capacity for climate adaptation in Kenya’s arid lands that can be taken to scale in a subsequent phase.

The design and testing of these approaches will be done through an action research project in Isiolo County, which will maximise opportunities for communities to contribute to the policy and planning process. The design of the action-research project has been informed by a series of stakeholder consultations at community, county and national levels over 2009-10.

The 2nd stakeholders’ workshop in Isiolo (24-25th January 2011) is the final consultative event at which the proposed project’s objectives, outcomes and activities will be discussed and validated prior to writing a full programme document.

Annexes 1 and 2 respectively provide the list of participants and the workshop agenda.

This document reports on the workshop proceedings.

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