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Climate Information and Resilience Planning tools

Climate Information and Resilience Planning tools

Timely and relevant climate information is provided by the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD) which is used by the communities in the identification of investments to ensure that they take into account current and future climate variability and hazards. The County Directors of Meteorology plays a key role in mainstreaming Climate Information Service (CIS) plans at all levels within the county structures. CIS plans are proposed framework, which aims to develop and deliver weather and climate information to support local, sub-county and county-level decision-making at time frames of hours, days, weeks, months, seasons and years.

The resilience planning tools (resilience assessments and participatory resource mapping) help communities in identifying through discussions what builds or weakens their resilience to the changing climate. The tools further empower local communities to participate in budgeting processes at county level. They provide an opportunity for county government and communities to discuss how local livelihoods function and interact, the factors that constrain their resilience to the impacts of climate change and practical ways to build adaptive capacity and long-term resilience.