Wednesday November 22, 2017
  • Funding adaptation in Kenya’s drylands Funding adaptation in Kenya’s Drylands
    Models to disburse climate adaptation funds to natural resource-dependent communities in dryland areas need to ensure that investments achieve sustainable benefits for communities. This briefing examines one nationally managed and one locally managed climate fund in Isiolo County, Kenya, and assesses them against five criteria: beneficiary engagement, funding to scale, speed of fund disbursement, project monitoring and sustainability. The investigation found that the nationally managed fund could offer advantages in terms of scale of funding and technical expertise, whilst the locally managed fund was more effective at community engagement and project monitoring.

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  • Ada Poster on mainstreaming climate change into planning Climate Change Adaptation at Sub-National Level: Lessons from Arid and Semi-Arid Region of Kenya
    The reality that is climate change, is already affecting the Kenyan economy and its people in different ways. Recent increase in the frequency and severity of climate hazards in the country especially high temperatures, prolonged droughts, and floods among others are largely affecting major sectors including agriculture, water, health and energy.
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  • Building Resilience through Mainstreaming Climate Change into County Development PlanningBackgrounder on building resilience through mainstreaming climate change into county development planning
  • The Adaptation Consortium (Ada) is helping strengthen the institutional arrangements that will enable climate finance from the GCF and other sources to flow through County Governments, as subnational implementing entities. The DCF mechanism (known as the County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) is set up by County Governments with support from Ada to enable vulnerable communities prioritize adaptation investments through representative ward-level institutions.
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  • County Adaptation Fund Support Local Priorities for Climate Resilient Development County Adaptation Fund Support Local Priorities for Climate Resilient Development
    In anticipation of significant global and national climate finance becoming available, the Adaptation Consortium1, managed by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA), is piloting devolved County Adaptation Funds (CAF) in five arid and semi-arid counties.


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    ADA BackgrounderSupporting Counties in Kenya to Mainstream Climate Change in Development and Access Climate Finance
    At the international level, global flows of climate finance are increasing – amounting to approximately USD 360 billion in 2012. The establishment of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and its commitment to direct 50% of its anticipated annual fund of USD100bn by 2020 to vulnerable countries for climate change adaptation offers significant opportunities.
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  • Community Land Bill 2015 - Key Issues for Consideration by LegislatorCommunity Land Bill 2015 - Key Issues for Consideration by Legislator
    The enactment of a law to govern community land is one of the most important steps in actualizing the land policy reforms initiated by Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2009 on National Land Policy and the land provisions (Chapter Five) of the Constitution of Kenya 2010.



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  • Strategic Planning for Water, Energy and Climate Change - Isiolo CountyStrategic Planning for Water, Energy and Climate Change - Isiolo County
    The Ministry of Water, Energy, and Climate Change requires a multi-sectoral Strategic Plan, underpinned by a strong community consultation process to prioritize investments. These include investments that are made from the County budget, and also by other actors intending to contribute to water, energy and environmental service delivery and natural resource management in the County.

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  • Distilling the value of water investmentsDistilling the value of water investments
    The national and county government agencies face challenges to enhance water services for the more than 18,000 households in Isiolo, a county covering 25,700 square kilometres in northern Kenya. But at the ward level, communities are already improving their access to water through a Climate Adaptation Fund.

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  • Rapid Assessment of Returns on Investments in Natural Resource StewardshipRapid Assessment of Returns on Investments in Natural Resource Stewardship by Caroline King-Okumu, Daoud Abkula and Ibrahim Jarso
    The report summarizes the findings of a participatory assessment of returns on investments in strengthening customary institutions for natural resource stewardship in four wards of Isiolo over the long dry season of 2014.

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Lessons Learnt: TrackingAdaptation and MeasuringDevelopmentLessons Learnt: Tracking Adaptation and Measuring Development

      The Ada Consortium’s monitoring and evaluation framework is implemented based on two complementary components namely; Ada log frame: - The Consortium’s log frame is directly linked; and responds to the StARCK+ programme’s log frame to the International Climate Fund (ICF). It spells out the consortium-wide outcome, outputs (including their respective impact weightings), indicators, milestones, assumptions, and hypotheses.


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  • Establishing Climate Change Adaptation Funding Mechanisms at the County-level in KenyaEstablishing Climate Change Adaptation Funding Mechanisms at the County-level in Kenyan
    Multi-billion dollar opportunity for county-level public investment
    Adaptation Consortium through funding from DFID support county governments in Kitui, Makueni, Wajir, Garissa and Isiolo to mainstream climate adaptation and set up mechanisms to access climate finance (from global, national and private sources) for adaptation investments prioritised by local communities.
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  • BUILDING RESILIENCE THROUGH IMPROVED COMMUNITY PLANNING AND GOVERNANCE OF ARID & SEMI-ARID LANDS IN KENYABuilding resilience through improved community planning and governance of arid & semi-arid lands in Kenya
    The Adaptation Consortium, a government led initiative under the leadership of the National Drought Management Authority within the Ministry of Devolution and Planning, consists of Christian Aid, International Institute for Environment and Development, Kenya Meteorological Services, Met Office (UK) and local partners. It is funded by DFID Kenya (UK Aid) under its Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya plus programme (StARCK+).
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  • Mainstreaming Climate Change into Planning in Arid & Semi-Arid Counties of KenyaMainstreaming Climate Change into Planning in Arid & Semi-Arid Counties of Kenya
    The Adaptation Consortium (Ada), is a government led initiative under the leadership of the National Drought Management Authority within the Ministry of Devolution and Planning. Ada consists of Christian Aid, International Institute for Environment and Development, Kenya Meteorological Department and Met Office (UK). We work directly with county government and partners with strong links with local communities.
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