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County Climate Change Funds (CCCF)

Makueni and Wajir Counties became the first counties in Kenya and in the region to pass the County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) Legislations. A mechanism through which counties and vulnerable groups can access and use climate finance to build their resilience to a changing climate in a more coordinated way.

Isiolo, Garissa and Kitui legislations are in their respective county assemblies awaiting approval. All the five county climate change funds are fully operational. The CCCF put in place structures that guide identification and prioritisation of adaptation interventions and disbursing of funding for implementation.

Access to Climate Information Services

Through the provision of climate information, Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) has reached over 2,020,630. KMD make use of various channels (Radio, CIS Intermediaries, local administrators and technical extension officers) to provide climate information.

The Climate information provided by the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) is used by the communities in the identification of investments to ensure that they take into account climate risk. The County Directors of Meteorology play a key role in mainstreaming County Climate Information Service plans at all levels within the county structures.

Community Prioritised Investment

A total of 82 community prioritised public good investments largely focusing on water, livestock diseases management and rangeland management have been implemented.

The number of direct beneficiaries as of 30th April 2017 was 278,858 people (138,035F and 140,823M). An additional 72,366 persons benefited indirectly from the CCCF establishment related processes including intermediaries training, resource mapping exercises in Wajir and Isiolo among others.

The CCCF also benefitted 565,524 heads of cattle, 1,607,558 goats and sheep and 100,096 camels through provision of water throughout the year provided by various water structures funded by CCCF.

Resilience Planning Tools

The five counties developed Climate Information Service (CIS) plans to guide in dissemination of timely and relevant climate information.

Kitui, Makueni and Wajir CIS plans were launched by their respective county governments. Isiolo and Garissa CIS plans though in use awaits official launch by the county governments.

The resilience assessment and participatory digital resource mapping informed discussions between communities and county government planners on factors that strengthen or weaken their livelihood.

This in turn ensured that county governments are able to identify cost effective way on which their planning can strengthen local adaptive strategies and build long term resilience to climate change.

Strong Community Institutions in Natural Resource Governance

This was enabled through reviving of the local institutions mandated with governance of pasture and water. This has led to prolonged use of pastures and water due to the organized way of accessing these resources.

Local Communities in-charge of their development priorities

Vulnerable communities are empowered to access and exercises oversight over the flow of climate finance from national to local levels through WCCPC.

Women involvement in decision making

Strong community involvement has seen women being involved in decision making. They are able to articulate and effectively contribute to the discussions on prioritised public good investment. Initially their contribution was minimal or none at all.