The Adaptation consortium is a four-year Department for International Development (DFID) funded initiative that is central to the National Drought Management Authority strategy. The consortium funded under Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change in Kenya plus (StARCK+) aims at preparing county government access global climate finance fund in support of adaptation and climate resilient development and to mainstream mechanisms that allow communities to prioritise investments in public goods that build their resilience to climate change. It will provide practical experience and a tested model for effective and robust disbursement of funds to promote adaptation to climate change that can be replicated throughout the Arid and Semi Arid Lands of Kenya.
Strengthening Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change
Mainstreaming Climate Adaptation into Planning
Key Results areas
At the end of the four years, the consortium expects to deliver three key results:
- Climate information services integrated into county planning and budgeting
- County finance and planning mechanisms that support public good investments prioritized by communities for adaptation established and functional enabling county government access
- Global climate finance in support of adaptation.
- Monitoring & learning of adaptation success promoted. – Leading to best practices replicated in other ASALs areas
The Consortium operates in five Arid and Semi Arid Lands of Kenya: Garissa, Isiolo, Wajir, Kitui and Makueni, which covers approximately 29% of Kenya’s, land area. Majority of the population in the five counties are vulnerable to the changing climate due to heavy reliance on climate sensitive sectors like agriculture and livestock but also inappropriate planning and implementation.