The Strengthening Climate Resilience in the Kafue Sub Basin project falls under the Pilot Programme for Climate Resilience (PPCR) in Zambia, which has the overall objective of mainstreaming climate change into development planning processes. OneWorld conducted a Risk and Vulnerability (R&V) Assessment to climate change, identifying water as the stress multiplier in the Kafue districts. Using the outcomes of this assessment, the project team strengthened the capacities of government and NGOs to identify the most appropriate climate investments, to mainstream climate change into local, provincial and national development plans, and to strengthen the adaptive capacity of rural communities to better respond to existing climate variability and the longer-term impacts of climate change in the Kafue Sub Basin.
Participatory analysis was central in ensuring that the team delivered solutions that align with local levels of planning expertise and capacity and key priorities and needs. Training interventions aimed at facilitating an inclusive environment for integrating climate risks into district planning and developing interventions to build community-level resilience. OneWorld delivered: a comprehensive R&V assessment, including district level risk profiles; a set of sub-basin level maps spatially representing climate risks; a week ‘training of the trainers’ course, along with a training manual, policy recommendations for the forthcoming national development plan, climate investment projects and strategies and policy recommendations for districts and provinces.