The National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) hosted the first Kenya National Policy Dialogue on Decentralised Climate Finance in Nairobi on 18th October 2018.

The dialogue, which was based on the experiences of the County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) mechanism, provided an opportunity for the Adaptation (Ada) Consortium to share and reflect with key national level stakeholders on the evidence and lessons learned from the experience of establishing and implementing the mechanism in the five counties of Garissa, Isiolo, Kitui, Makueni and Wajir.

Convened with the support of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) Programme, it brought together 30 key actors comprising high level government representatives, academia, and civil society organizations (CSOs).

The Policy Dialogue reflected specifically on opportunities for scaling out the experience from the five counties to other counties in the ASALs and beyond, and to using the experience to inform national policy and support implementation of the second National Climate Change Action Plan 2018-2022 (NCCAP II).

It is hoped that the process initiated by this first roundtable will inform plans and actions to fill any knowledge and information gaps to facilitate effective scaling out of the mechanism and integration of its elements into national policy for sustainable climate change financing. This report presents a summary of the main issues discussed at the roundtable, information gaps identified, and suggested follow-up actions.

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