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Climate Justice Resilience Fund project

This project strengthens pastoralist communities’ resilience to climate change in northern Kenya.

This three-year project aims to enhance the climate resilience and adaptive capacity of communities through empowering women and young people, supporting community-led planning and budgeting, and developing local advocacy and policy.

Key information

Timescale

15 September 2018 to 31 August 2021.

Target population

143,721 pastoralists.

Target areas

Samburu (six wards) and Marsabit (10 wards) counties.

Implementing partners

Caritas Maralal, PACIDA, IMPACT, Docubox and IIED. We’re also working closely with the county governments of Samburu and Marsabit.

Aims

  1. To enhance communities’ capacity to anticipate, plan and adapt to climate change in Marsabit and Samburu counties.
  2. To increase the capacity of community-based institutions to engage with county governments in climate change governance.
  3. To improve the capacity of community-based institutions in sustainable management and livelihood diversification.
  4. To improve the policy environment for sustainable management, livestock production and use of climate information services.
  5. To integrate learning and adaptation into programme management.

Achievements

  • Baseline evaluation and mapping of groups completed.
  • Formation of climate change committees in all the wards.
  • Community involved in participatory vulnerability and capacity assessments in four wards.
  • Community participation in county annual planning and budgeting in 16 wards.
  • Identified youth, female and male groups for capacity-building on diversified livelihoods.

Challenges

  • Resource-based conflict caused by drought in both counties.
  • Drought due to two failed rainy seasons has led to migration. This has affected the community’s involvement in county planning and budgeting processes.
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We believe that unjust power relations are at the centre of poverty, so we aim ensure communities are able to understand and exercise their rights to health services, engage in inclusive markets, and be resilient to climate-related risks.
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