Scaling up community resilience to climate variability and climate change in Northern Namibia, with a special focus on women and children
Namibia is expected to face significant consequences from climate change, particularly to its scarce water resources, and impacting on its already vulnerable rural populations. The impacts of climate variability and change are felt so severely because livelihoods and production systems are so tightly linked to the availability of rain, and that other livelihood supports are not well-developed enough to provide a viable alternative.
The project aims to strengthen the adaptive capacity and reduce the vulnerability of 4000 households, 80% of which are female-headed, and children in 75 schools, to droughts and floods in Northern Namibia by scaling up the most promising adaptation pilots from the CBA programme and the SPA project. The project objective isto strengthen the adaptive capacity to reduce vulnerability of rural communities in responding to drought and floods in Northern Namibia, with a special focus on women and children.The project baseline comprises of a) two agricultural investment programme and b) a social security/safety programme. Project results will be delivered by a series of partnerships between government and the non-government sector in areas such as agricultural service delivery, financial services and marketing. The project will deliver a strong focus on resilience: community, ecological and governance through participatory decision-making and shared monitoring and evaluation in order to promote policy mainstreaming and enhanced accountability for results
The project is executed through the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET), in collaboration with regional and local partners. Overall $3,050, 000 Mio is allocated from the SCCF to this intervention.