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Adaptation Committee - Expert meeting on livelihoods and economic diversification

7-8 September 2015

 
Submission of short case studies


The Adaptation Committee, with the support of the Nairobi work programme, is organizing an expert meeting on promoting livelihoods and economic diversification to build resilience in the context of planning, prioritizing and implementing adaptation. The meeting will inform recommendations and guidance for consideration by the Conference of the Parties with a view to providing technical support and guidance to Parties to facilitate the enhanced implementation of adaptation actions, including the process to formulate and implement national adaptation plans (NAPs).
 
The expert meeting will build on relevant work under the Nairobi work programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change (NWP), and planning for the meeting will benefit greatly from collaboration with NWP partner organizations. Three guiding questions have been developed to drive discussions at the workshop. The questions relate to:

1. The role of economic and livelihood diversification in the NAP process;
2. Incentivizing the diversification of economic activities and livelihood options through macroeconomic policy; and
3. Processes and tools for facilitating the promotion and integration of livelihood and economic diversification approaches into adaptation planning, policies and actions.

The Co-Chairs of the Adaptation Committee invited NWP partner organizations to submit short case studies of relevant initiatives on livelihoods and economic diversification in the context of adaptation to climate change. Completed case studies were subject to minimal editing and will be compiled into a background document in advance of the expert meeting. Case studies need not be limited to addressing climate change, as adaptation could benefit from lessons learned from efforts to diversify economies and livelihoods in response to non-climate factors. However, they must be relevant to elements 1, 2 and/or 3 above.

Organizations could submit more than one case study, using a separate file for each. 
 
Find below the short case studies submitted.



 
 Organization Title of the short case study Region  File

Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC)                   

Mainstreaming weather and climate information for enhancing agro-ecosystem resilience in Nilwala river basin in Sri Lanka      Southern Asia pdf-icon PDF (131 kB)
BBC Media Action Radio as an integration platform East Africa pdf-icon PDF (141 kB)
Voluntary Association of Agricultural General Development Health and Reconstruction Alliance (VAAGDHARA) Sustainable Livelihoods towards Climatic Change South Asia  pdf-icon PDF (128 kB)
Gana Unnayan Kendra(GUK) & CAN South Asia "Joyita” for livelihoods and  economic diversification in Bangladesh Southern Asia  pdf-icon PDF (160 kB)
Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan through NWP partner CAN South Asia  Brighter Entrepreneurs: Improving livelihoods using solar lanterns South Asia  pdf-icon PDF (168 kB)
Janathakshan
(through CAN South Asia)
Empowerment of vulnerable groups with trough climate adaptive and gender sensitive economic diversification South Asia pdf-icon PDF (107 kB)  
CARE International – Adaptation Learning Programme for Africa (ALP) Achieving the optimal mix of livelihoods diversification in pastoral communities Africa pdf-icon PDF (216 kB)
CARE India Solutions for Sustainable Development Multiple Pathways for Improving Productivity, Equity and Women Empowerment in Rainfed Agriculture Systems under a changing climate in India Asia Asia pdf-icon PDF (158 kB)
Community Forests International (CFI) Rural Innovation: Livelihood Opportunity and Adaptation on Pemba Island, Tanzania East Africa pdf-icon PDF (103 kB)  
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG (Acronym in spanish)) National Bureau of Extension Design and implementation of public policies for eco-competitive livestock development. (Synergy Mitigation-Adaptation) Central America pdf-icon PDF (148 kB)
Deltares Adaptation to Climate Change in Colombia: a tipping point analysis South America  pdf-icon PDF (143 kB)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Livelihood Adaptation and Diversification in Agriculture Sector: Case studies from FAO projects in Bangladesh, Nepal and Lesotho Southern Asia, Southern Africa pdf-icon PDF (302 kB)
Foundation for Development of the Central Volcanic Range (FUNDECOR) Forests as the mitigation-adaptation link within Costa Rica´s Central Volcanic Range functional landscape Central America pdf-icon PDF (88 kB)
Foundation for Development of the Central Volcanic Range (FUNDECOR) Mainstreaming adaptation measures in local development plans as a base for development of public- private funding mechanisms. Central America pdf-icon PDF (90 kB)
International Centre for Climate Change and Development at Independent University, Bangladesh (ICCCAD) ADAMS integrated training institute - Enhancing livelihood options through skills training Southern Asia pdf-icon PDF (101 kB)
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)  - Southern Asia pdf-icon PDF (116 kB)  
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) Climate Smart Villages - Building Affordable and Replicable Adaptation Pilots in Mountain Areas Southern Asia pdf-icon PDF (126 kB)  
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Adaptation in the Mekong Delta (AMD) in Ben Tre and Tra Vinh Provinces Southeast Asia pdf-icon PDF (123 kB)
National Institute of Ecology and Climate Change (INECC) Coastal wetlands of the Gulf of Mexico Central America pdf-icon PDF (136 kB)
International Organization for Migration (IOM) Livelihood Support to Pastoralist Communities and Refugees’ Host Communities in Response to Climate Change and Refugee influx in Northern Kenya  Africa pdf-icon PDF (236 kB)  
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Strengthening Local Climate Change Adaptation Strategies in West Africa (Burkina Faso and Senegal) Western Africa pdf-icon PDF (240 kB)
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Building Resilience to Climate Change Impacts in Coastal Southeast Asia (BCR), Chantaburi and Trat province, Thailand Southeast Asia pdf-icon PDF (322 kB)
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Community Environment Conservation Funds (CECF) as a tool to catalyze water resources management in upper Aswa sub catchment, Uganda East Africa  pdf-icon PDF (241 kB)  
US Army Corps of Engineers - Institute for Water Resources (IWR) / International Center for Integrated Water Resources Management (ICIWaRM) Developing climate resilient strategies for urban growth in Udon Thani, Thailand Southeast Asia pdf-icon PDF (99 kB)
Jambo Tourism Organization Network (JATONET Kenya) Building Resilience in Rural Communities through Bamboo Propagation for Renewable Energy and Carbon Foot Print East Africa pdf-icon PDF (341 kB)
Nestlé The Nestlé Cocoa Plan Southeast Asia, West Africa, Central America, South America pdf-icon PDF (145 kB)  
Norwegian Refugee Council, Lead Agency for BRCiS (Building Resilient Communities in Somalia) Consortium Reducing risk and impact of climate change induced human displacement in South and Central Somalia Eastern Africa pdf-icon PDF (145 kB)
The Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) Supporting livelihoods diversification in the MENA dry lands through the promotion of handcrafts Middle East and Northern Africa pdf-icon PDF (134 kB)
The Sahara and Sahel Observatory (OSS) Experimenting a capacity development approach and a toolkit for monitoring and evaluation within climate change adaptation initiatives Africa pdf-icon PDF (274 kB)
Réseau Femmes Africaines pour le Développement Durable(REFADD) Regional strategy on gender mainstreaming in climate change adaptation  in Central Africa  Central Africa pdf-icon PDF (136 kB)
Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL) and Studio Navarra Harnessing the power of spontaneous digital volunteering  Oceania pdf-icon PDF (146 kB)
Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) Resilience and responses among farmers in Vietnamese delta communes Southeast Asia pdf-icon PDF (130 kB)
Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna di Pisa / Studio Navarra Reintegrating local livelihoods after an earthquake: a multi-utility provider case study Europe pdf-icon PDF (123 kB)  
Munich Climate Insurance Initiative (MCII)  hosted at the UNU-EHS Climate risk adaptation and insurance in the Caribbean Caribbean pdf-icon PDF (2357 kB)

The United Nations University for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)

The role of livelihood diversification in maximizing opportunities for adaptation and minimizing loss and damage from climatic stressors West Africa pdf-icon PDF (1584 kB)  
The United Nations University for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) and CARE International "Where the rain falls": Adaptation research to action South Asia, East Africa, South America pdf-icon PDF (1929 kB)  
The United Nations University for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) Gibika livelihood resilience: Turning research into action Southern Asia pdf-icon PDF (768 kB)  
UN World Food Programme (WFP) and Oxfam America (OA) The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative: Building long-term resilience to climate change for food and income security  Africa pdf-icon PDF (127 kB)