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Enhancing communities capability to cope with current climate variability as well as increase efficient resource allocation to climate change adaptation strategies
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Sustainable energy, Denmark has supported a3 year project titled Devolution and Climate Change Adaptation in Western Kenya, which kicked off in November 2015. The project is based on the theory of change, thus seeking an increasingly qualified CSO sector that works closely with the most vulnerable groups (right-holders) and duty-bearers on climate change adaptation interventions.

The project is solely an advocacy project that will seek to empower the vulnerable communities with relevant skills which will help them push for devolution and natural resources governance in Kisumu and Homabay counties.The main objective of the project is to have vulnerable populations in Kisumu and Homabay counties at risk of natural hazards caused by Climate Change increasingly supported by policies and programmes sponsored through devolution funds.

The structure includes a Project Coordinating Committee (PCC) and a monitoring arm. The Chair of the PCC is SusWatch Kenya and the Monitoring unit is VIRED International. The other organizations included in the project are Umande Trust, OSIENALA, and CREP Program.

The activities that will make up the project are;

Training and Capacity building sessions for project partners, government officers, and local CBOs.

Mapping out of best practices models within communities and their dissemination;

Conducting of baseline studies.

Collaboration with various CSO platforms linked to Climate Change and Devolution

The Project Coordinating Committee Members

Nobert Nyandire

The PCC Coordinator and National Coordinator – SusWatch Kenya

Collins Obura

Regional Coordinator- Umande Trust

Dr. Godfrey Ogonda

Deputy Director Programmes- OSIENALA

Collins Othieno

Executive Director- CREP Programme

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