May 23, 2024
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During the conference

Adaptation Consortium (ADA) and Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) on Tuesday 17th April, partnered and held a learning event for sharing knowledge and experiences from implementing and Championing locally led Climate Action.

The workshop brought together both state and non-state stakeholders working on climate change in the country, specifically devolved climate finance and climate action for local communities. In attendance were: representatives from the national government, county governments, economic blocs, development partners, CSOs NGOs and community representatives (Ward Climate Change Planning Committee members).

ADA conceptualized, designed and piloted the County Climate Change Fund (CCCF) Mechanism, a legal and institutional framework for devolving climate finance to the counties and communities.

The mechanism is now being scaled out to all counties through the national government.
ADA, in collaboration with partners including SouthSouthNorth (SSN), County governments and the communities of Isiolo, Kitui, Makueni, Garissa and Wajir, undertook an assessment of climate change investments made during the pilot phase (2013-2018) of the (CCCF) Mechanism. The study aimed at assessing the sustainability and functionality of climate change resilience investments funded through the CCCF.

ADA presented the results of the assessment and lessons during the National Learning Event titled “Learning from the Experiences of Climate-Resilient Public Good Investments” held at the Windsor Hotel, where the communities shared their experiences and perspectives at the local level and the counties and partners gained insights on best practices to inform future locally led investments tackling climate change.

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