The communities were involved from the beginning with developing the content of the toolkits by
providing information on their climatic changes and impacts associated with these changes in their
areas as well as their desired adaptation measures. Service provider, which are people with daily
contact with the communities from different ministries like the Extension officers, Community Based
Organizations (CBO), Creative Entrepreneur Solutions (CES) have been trained on how to use and apply
the toolkits, with the aim of getting them to replicate these trainings to the communities as they
distribute the toolkits.
During the development of the toolkits, the communities were asked to identify one major problem in
their areas, do a root cause analysis of that problem and develop their own adaptation measures that
are scalable and that they can achieve on their own or with a little support. Most of the adaptation
measures have potential to generate income for the communities as well as improve their food
securities. While others have the potential of empowering woman and children as well as raising
awareness on climate change and adaptation measures, sustainable use of natural resources thus the
communities are less vulnerable to the impacts of climate
This activity is a replication, up-scale and improvement of the Omusati prototype which was
implemented in 2008 for the Country Pilot Partnership for Sustainable Land Management (CPP-SLM).
Awareness raising and community sensitizing was done through consultations and the toolkits are set
to create more awareness and induce behaviour change as well as enhance adaptation capacities for the
local communities and peri urban dwellers. Proposals have been put forward seeking for funding to
implement some of the recommended adaptation measures and to perform a complete monitoring and
evaluation of the toolkits.