Wednesday November 22, 2017

The video describes the involvement of women in decision making especially in the identification and prioritization of projects within the County Climate Change Fund model. Most women in arid and semi-arid lands are marginalized and are not involved in decision making.

The video highlights the importance of reliable climate information in supporting decision making at the household, community as well as the government level. the video also focus on community driven dissemination of weather information where participants were equipped with skills on how to receive, appreciate and effectively communicate the information

Decentralising Climate Funds (DCF) is an action-research and advocacy project supporting communities in Senegal, Mali, Kenya, and Tanzania to become more resilient to climate change through access to locally-controlled adaptation funds. In Mali and Senegal the project is implemented by the Near East Foundation (NEF) with Innovation, Environnement et Développement en Afrique (IED Afrique) and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) as part of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme. In Kenya technical assistance is provided by the Adaptation Consortium (ADA) and IIED under the programme Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya Plus (StARCK+).

In Tanzania technical assistance is provided by the Local Climate Adaptive Living Facility of the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF-LoCAL) and IIED under the Assisting Institutions and Markets 4 Resilience (Aim 4 Resilience) programme.

All four programmes are funded by the UK government.

The video describes how the Isiolo County Adaptation Fund (ICAF) has helped communities in Isiolo revive the customary institution of " Dedha". "Dedha" is about controlling use of land and water, for use in drought and dry season within Isiolo

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.

 

The County Adaptation Fund (CAF) uses the bottom up approach where the community decide what needs to be funded - whether sand dams, water pans, natural resource

The video is a testimony of how the Isiolo County Adaptation Fund implemented projects has impacted on the lives of communities in Isiolo

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