GCCA's action programme
Initial GCCA/GCCA+ contribution
The specific objective is to strengthen mainstreaming of climate smart planning and implementation and enhance resilience to climate change among the targeted PSNP beneficiaries.
Output 1) Climate smart approaches and methodologies are mainstreamed into the PSNP planning and implementation processes,
Output 2) Enhanced institutional and technical implementation and monitoring capacity to respond to climate change risks/opportunities, and
Output 3) Improved documentation and dissemination of evidences generated through the action to support sector dialogue and leverage climate finance.
Under Output I: Climate smart approaches and methodologies are mainstreamed into the PSNP planning and implementation processes. Based on the experiences from Climate Smart Initiative (CSI) and the Ethiopia Global Climate Change Alliance/Sustainable Land Management Program (GCCA-E/SLMP), the action aims at supporting integration of adaptation and long term resilience efforts through different dimensions: supporting climate-smart analysis and planning processes at the watershed level; piloting of climate-smart activities; conducting research and studies and reflecting on and synthesizing learning to inform integration of climate change in PSNP.
Under Output II: Enhanced institutional and technical implementation and monitoring capacity to respond to climate change risks and opportunities. Success scaling up relies on adequate capacities at institutional and community level. Yet, individual, institutional and systemic capacities to assess and manage risks related to climate change and agricultural intensification, in line with CSA principles and capacity of locally available lands are not sufficiently developed. Also, in order to assess whether these adaptive management strategies or other CSA modifications are successful, indicators and other metrics should also be developed to provide relevant feedback for decision-making.
Under Output III: Improved documentation and dissemination of evidence generated through the action to support sector dialogue and leverage climate finance. Consolidation of field level experiences and existing evidence through integration into the PSNP is expected not only to reduce climate vulnerability at scale, but also to take advantage of market and donor interest in carbon projects that offer co-benefits. Awareness on the accrued benefits climate smart should be provided to all stakeholders at federal and regional level.