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Kulima director in Abidjan to present climate mainstreaming guidelines to AFDB

AFDB AbidjanDr Katharine Vincent is in Abidjan this week to present climate mainstreaming guidelines to the African Development Bank. Following the decision to screen all potential bank-funded projects for climate risks, the guidelines have been developed specifically for the water and sanitation sector to enable task managers to design climate-resilient projects that pass the screening process. In addition to climate-proofing investments, in order to also encourage the inclusion of upstream and downstream adaptation measures, the guideline contains information on climate finance sources that are available to cover costs of supplementary elements.

ADAPT-PLAN project document for Malawi submitted to Global Environment Facility

CPC SalimaThe ADAPT-PLAN project document for Malawi has been submitted to the Global Environment Facility in application for Least Developed Countries Fund monies. ADAPT-PLAN integrates adaptation into development planning through establishing an institutional structure that incentivises the incorporation of adaptive activities in district level planning (using three pilot districts) and within national level planning in the agriculture, water and forestry sectors. The project was initiated by the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management as part of its implementation of the forthcoming climate change policy, and is facilitated by UNDP, who led the production of the project document with technical inputs from Kulima Integrated Development Solutions.

Kulima works with African Development Bank to develop an adaptation project in Uganda

Dr Katharine Vincent is currently in Kampala to undertake preliminary meetings with stakeholders to define an adaptation project concept for submission to the UNFCCC Least Developed Countries Fund. ¬†Addressing priorities identified in Uganda’s National Adaptation Programme of Action, the project will likely have components relating to the water, agriculture and health sectors. ¬†Meetings will be held with the Climate Change Unit in the Ministry of Water and Environment, other relevant government representatives, development partners and civil society organisations.