The Devolution and Climate Change Adaptation programme (DaCCA) currently operates in Western Kenya and has been running since November 2015. It is supported by SustainableEnergy (SE), Denmark through DANIDA funds. The first phase of the programme took an approach of partner driven community projects, as well as facilitation and strengthening of communities to undertake their rights in the county budget hearing process.
The second phase of the programme began in January 2020 and is set to end in December 2023. This phase will act as a continuation of the first phase with a focus on advocating for the use of devolved funds from county authorities for upscaling and replication of identified community best practices on climate change.
The programme’s vision is to have an increasingly qualified CSO’s sector which works closely with the most vulnerable groups (right-holders) and duty-bearers on climate change adaptation interventions. The corporation builds on the opportunities provided by constitutional devolution processes and the climate change Act.
The immediate objective of the programme is: Vulnerable populations in Kisumu, Homa Bay and Migori counties at risk of natural hazards caused by climate change are increasingly supported by policies and components funded by devolution and climate change funds.
Phase II will be implemented in the counties of Kisumu, Homa Bay and Migori. However, Kisumu’s activities will be phased out at the end of 2020. The beneficiaries of the programme are; vulnerable communities, county govts and private sector actors the named counties
Advocacy & Communication Output
Strengthening men and women from communities to be able to identify, plan, present and negotiate climate change adaptation interventions with Local authorities at Ward and Sub-county level and as result Community Adaptation Action Plans (CAAPs) including best practice models developed and negotiated with local authorities at Ward and sub-county level.
Through advocacy campaigns and demonstration of best practices, LAs recognize CSOs and Community Dialogue Forums (CDFs) as legitimate partners and CAAPs as valuable inputs for budget prioritization and as a result CDFs are invited by LAs for discussion of best practice projects for climate adaptation
Management of the consortium and joint planning of cooperation with strategic partners and LAs including CSO networks, strategic partners dealing with CC and devolution and with County authorities at all levels in mutual collaboration with communities resulting into increased impact of the program with refined capacity building
Private Sector Output
Dialogue, regular collaboration and meetings between communities, PS and the PCC.resulting in MoUs and increased engagement in solutions benefitting the communities
Aim of the Program
To support vulnerable populations in Kisumu, Homa Bay and Migori counties at risk of natural hazards caused by climate change by increasingly supporting policies and components funded by devolution and climate change funds.
Output of the Program
We work in cross sectoral Working Groups consisting of consortium members that form the backbone of the component outputs; Community sector output, Advocacy & Communication, Consortium and the private sector
HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL DEPARTMENT SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
KENYA PROGRAM COORDINATOR SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
DACCA PROGRAMME COORDINATOR
PROGRAMME FINANCE OFFICER
COMMUNITIES WORKING GROUP TEAM LEAD
COMMUNITIES WORKING GROUP MEMBER
ADVOCACY & COMMUNICATION, TEAM LEAD
YOUTH COORDINATOR, ADVOCACY AND COMMUNICATION WORKING GROUP
PRIVATE SECTOR WORKING GROUP MEMBER
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