By Nancy Omolo
The Adaptation (ADA) consortium is a core component of the National Drought Management Authority strategy and funded within the Strengthening Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change in Kenya plus (StARCK+) programme. The aim of the Adaptation Consortium is to pilot climate change adaptation planning approaches to enhance climate resilience in five Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASALs) counties (Garissa, Isiolo, Kitui, Makueni and Wajir) that, if successful, will be replicated in other ASAL counties and beyond. The consortium consist of Christian Aid working with ADSEastern in Kitui and Makueni, International Institute of Environment and Development (IIED) working with Resource Advocacy Programme (RAP) in Isiolo, WomanKind Kenya in Garissa, and Arid Lands Development Focus (ALDEF) in Wajiir, Met Office (UK) and the Kenya Meteorological Department (KMD).
Due to its collaborative nature, Ada was awarded the “Outstanding International Collaboration” category of the British Expertise International Awards in April, 2015.
On 18th May 2016, DFID team led by Ian Mills, the Team Leader, Sustainable Economic Develop Section of DFID Kenya and Ada team coordinated by Victor Orindi met with the Governor of Makueni Prof. Kivutha Kibwana at his office to discuss the County Climate Change Fund (CC CF). The Governor reiterated that the County Government of Makueni will integrate adaptation planning in its work. He used the opportunity to share with the team a hard copy of “Makueni County Climate Change Fund Regulation, 2015.”