Climate change risk & vulnerability assessment in Northern and Western Zambia

OneWorld, with Habitat INFO, is leading a project to carry out a climate change risk and vulnerability assessment (RVA) for the Luapula, Muchinga, Northern and Western Provinces of Zambia, under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience (PPCR).

This project follows two previous, related projects carried out by OneWorld under the Zambia PPCR:

  • An RVA, and development of investment options for Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub-basin program (SCRiKA - 2016)
  • A recently-completed baseline climate change vulnerability assessment, and development of a decision support framework for Luapula, Muchinga and Northern Provinces, under the Transforming Landscapes for Resilience and Development programme, in 2017.

The current project entails a literature review and desktop research, an RVA using additive GIS modelling and infrastructure risk mapping, to identify and analyse climate vulnerability hotspots. The team carried out an economic assessment of climate-related hazards.

Underpinning the process is participatory analysis and validation with district and national level stakeholders through four provincial workshops.

A ‘Training of the Trainers' workshop was held in parallel with development of a training manual.
These activities will help to build local capacity and enable the prioritisation of climate-resilient investment options through participatory processes.

Project Data

 Ministry of National Development Planning, Government of Zambia / World Bank

Region: Luapula, Muchinga, Northern & Western Provinces, Zambia

Project duration: February – July 2018