Early Lessons from Implementation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects in South-eastern Africa

Adéle Arendse, Rosa Blaauw, Jo-Ellen Parry
Created: 4/24/2007 -


In April 2007, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and SouthSouthNorth co-hosted the workshop "Early Lessons from the Implementation of Climate Change Adaptation Projects in Eastern and Southern Africa." The two-day workshop brought together over 50 representatives of non-governmental organizations, government departments and donor agencies to discuss and share experiences related to ongoing and planned adaptation projects in the region. The workshop report captures observations shared, concerns identified and insight gained into new approaches to climate change adaptation.

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Adaptation Phase
Sharing Lessons
Regional / Subnational
Sector Addressed
Development (socioeconomic)
Disaster Risk Management
Public Health
Rural / Indigenous Livelihoods
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Incorporate future conditions into natural resources planning and policies
Capacity Building
Conduct vulnerability assessments and studies
Host adaptation training or planning workshop
Create stakeholder engagement processes to develop and implement adaptation strategies
Monitor climate change impacts and adaptation efficacy
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Community Planning (developing climate-smart communities)
Governance and Policy
Maintain adequate financial resources for adaptation
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Culture / communities
Diseases or parasites
Public health risks
Storms or extreme weather events
Water quality
Water supply