Since 2013, the Adaptation Consortium has been supporting County Governments of Makueni, Garissa, Kitui, Isiolo and Wajir to pilot the County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) mechanism that aims at mainstreaming climate change into county planning and budgeting processes, and prepare counties to access climate finance by putting in place a legal framework and related structures to help mobilise climate finance both internally and from other sources.

The Consortium undertook a learning exercise in June 2018 on the effectiveness of the CCCF mechanism as piloted across the five counties. One key lesson that emerged is that community driven, bottom up planning as the key principle feature of the mechanism is seen to strengthen public participation thus influencing county annual planning and budgeting by ensuring community priorities are well articulated and captured in the annual plans.

The 2nd phase of the CCCF work is focusing on scaling out to ensure 100% coverage in the five pilot counties and across various regions in the country. It was therefore timely and important to undertake a review of the mechanism to have it strengthened for effective scale out.

This document reports on the CCCF technical design workshop held at the Fairview Hotel in Nairobi on the 21st – 23rd November 2018. The workshop undertook an in-depth interrogation of the original design features of the CCCF mechanism, how these have been applied, whether there are any issues arising from the learning and if the features are well grounded in the CCCF Acts/Regulations as enacted by the counties.

The workshop participants included chief officers responsible for planning and climate change from the five pilot counties (Kitui, Wajir, Garissa, Isiolo and Makueni), Ada Consortium county partners among other key stakeholders who have had a chance to interact with the CCCF mechanism and its implementation.

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