Key Messages of Lessons Learnt and What They Mean Supporting National Priorities in Rwanda with CC DARESubmitted by andrea on Mon, 2011-02-07 22:07
Key Messages of Lessons Learnt & What They Mean Supporting National Priorities in Rwanda with CC DARE Small Project Actions for Climate Change Adaptation vulnerability (CC DARE1) Programme is jointly implemented by UNEP and UNDP with the aim of removing barriers for climate change adaptation actions in Sub Saharan Africa. The conceptual framework of CC-DARE differs from more traditional project approaches by emphasizing fast delivery of precise actions targeting the removal of barriers for the implementation of climate change adaptation.
Results and Learning:
Key Messages Mass training that raises the awareness and builds the capacity and confidence of the population in undertaking self-driven and participatory actions should be promoted. Using the model of training of trainers that has a rapid multiplier effect with quick turnovers should be encouraged and invested on. Capitalization of this training model, however, would require experienced trainers in rolling out the process. Knowledge sharing is vital but requires using approaches tailored to the common needs and constraints of the targeted end users. Expanding the use of non-text-based communications such as videos, theatres, sketches, face-to-face discussions, local language radio broadcasts etc should be explored intensively in reaching out to different groups of people in the society. Best practices drawn from national cases provide opportunities to demonstrate the linkages between policies and good practices, and also synergies between sustainable land management and climate change adaptation. Surrounded by local knowledge and skills, using best practices holds an important role to catalyze knowledge sharing programmes especially when coupled with field demonstration visits. Forging partnerships for undertaking joint implementation activities building on the comparative strengths of the partners is likely to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of adaptation actions.
Scalability of action The NBDF project activities were implemented across all the five provinces of Rwanda. Through ‘training of trainers’ model used by the project, the replication and scalability of the actions are ensured especially adopting different communication approaches targeting different types of audience. The land suitability plan/land use map prepared for Gishwati provides an example for other places with similar topography and land degradation challenges. There were other outcomes following the implementation of the national projects. For example: The NBDF project created better comprehension by CSO’s/NGO’s and journalists of the problems related to climate change thereby laying the foundation for the sensitization, engagement and involvement of grass root level stakeholders in adaptation efforts.
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