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USAID Grant opportunity for Sustainable Landscapes, Clean Energy and Adaptation 2013

Deadline- Jan 31, 2013

Countries/Region- All Countries

USAID seeks proposals for climate change program- Sustainable Landscapes, Clean Energy and Adaptation 2013 to enable countries to accelerate their transition to climate resilient, low emissions development.

Sustainable Landscapes

The goal of USAID’s sustainable landscapes programming is to slow, halt, and reverse deforestation, ultimately leading to a reduction in emissions. Deforestation and forest degradation are major sources of carbon dioxide emissions globally accounting for an estimated 15% of annual global emissions. USAID investments target a small number of countries and regions with high priority forest landscapes, high “demonstration value” activities or MRV systems for forest emissions and market readiness.

Clean Energy

The goal of USAID’s clean energy programming is to establish the foundation for low carbon energy systems towards the goal of low emissions development. USAID is currently prioritizing work with partner countries that are a mix of existing major greenhouse gas emitters and those projected to become major emitters on a business-as-usual development pathway. Priority is given to countries implementing key reforms that are preconditions to successful clean energy development and/or are demonstrating regional leadership on clean energy issues. Programming priorities include a focus on regional energy markets, capitalizing on renewable energy potential, and leveraging private sector finance.

Adaptation

The goal of USAID’s adaptation assistance is to reduce the vulnerability of human or natural systems and livelihoods to the impacts of climate change and related risks. Assistance seeks to support work in three main areas: Science and analysis; adaptation governance; and identification and implementation of climate solutions. USAID prioritizes work with least developed countries, small-island developing states, and glacier-dependent countries.

Award-

USAID anticipates entering into 1 or 2 partnerships in the 3-5 year, $5-10 million dollar life of project range. Assuming a 1:1 match, this represents a $2.5 – $5 million dollar USAID contribution. The number of awards and amount of available funding is subject to change.

Eligibility-

open to any type of entity/ Nationality.

For more information, visit grants.gov and search by funding opportunity number.APS-OAA-12-000003-ADDENDUM


Comments

  1. Mitiku Tiksa Hinsene says:

    December 10, 2012

    Dear Sir/Madam
    Environment and Coffee Forest Forum (ECFF) is a non-governmental organization interested in conservation of biodiversity and livelihood diversification in coffee producing afro-montane areas in South West Ethiopia. ECFF is enterested to mitigate climatic change through action research and Participatory Technology Development (PTD). We work on area closure, water and soil conservation with other partner organizations to promote livelihood pattern of the poor coffee producers in Ethiopia and else where.
    We work closely with the traditional institutions to ensure the sustainability of the intervention. Participatory approaches like mappind, seasonal calender, species ranking etc. is integrated into the project intervension to ensure full participation of the local community and cross-fertilization of development interventions mainly where the wild coffee genetic resource is threatened due to climatic change.

  2. Majaliwa Mbogella says:

    PROJECT PROPOSAL
    Submitted By: Children Care Development Organization (CCDO)
    Project Title: Enhancing Human Security, Environment and Disaster Management: Focus on Iringa and Njombe Regions, Tanzania
    Duration: 3 Year
    Location: Makete District, Iringa Region – Tanzania / East Africa.
    Time Frame: Immediately after the approval of this project
    Executing Agency: CCDO
    Amount of Request: US$ 249650
    Contact Persons:
    1. Executive Director Christine Kilipwamwambu, P.O.Box 1751, Iringa Tanzania.
    2. Beatrice Mosha, P.O.Box 1751 Iringa, Tanzania,
    3. Project Coordinator, P.O.Box 1751 Iringa –Tanzania.

    1. Executing Agency: Children Care Development Organization (CCDO) will be the executing agency of the project. The CCDO will collaborate with the Makete and Kilolo Districts Council of Iringa Regions in Tanzania through its Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and Local Village Leaders and the Community selected in this project.

    2. Types of Interventions: Field implementation and action research through analytical study and pilot interventions in Southern Regions of Tanzania to cope with environmental protection and tree planting through reducing climate change. The project aims to establish linkages among poverty, environment and disasters. The key project question is vulnerability and risk reduction through appropriate actions, and increasing community resilience. In the current project, climate change issue is the environmental dimensions, which is linked to disasters in terms of flood and forest depletion, affecting the lives and livelihoods of the rural population, and thereby increasing poverty. The proposed project will analyze the climate change patterns and its adaptation at community level, through: 1) data analysis on climate change and its impacts in the form of disasters, 2) undertaking awareness programs, 3) initiating participatory planning process, and 4) implementing demonstration sub-projects in the pilot study area. The project will be analyzed to develop a climate change adaptation model, which can be used in other areas of the Tanzanian Regions.

    1. DESCRIPTION OF EXECUTING NGO
    CCDO is a National NGO in the field of children and women development and environment related work. CCDO is implementing innovative projects in Tanzania, and has strong networks in the region. CCDO’s office in Iringa Municipality will be the project secretariat. Since CCDO has already a working relation with the local governments, the liaison with the government will be done by CCDO. Direct working partner of the project implementation will be the province, district and commune level governments in the target areas.

    1. Background and Rationale:
    Iringa region is part and parcel of Tanzania Mainland’s southern highlands zone, which comprises of the regions of Iringa, Mbeya and parts of Morogoro and Ruvuma regions. It is located between latitudes 6º 55¹ and 10º 30¹ south of the Equator and between longitudes 33º 45¹ and 36º 55¹ east of Greenwich. To the north of the region are Singida and Dodoma regions. It borders Morogoro region in the east and Ruvuma region in the south. Its western borders are shared with Mbeya region and via Lake Nyasa the Republic of Malawi. In 2005, the region was divided into seven districts as such Makete, Ludewa, Njombe, Mufindi, Kilolo, Iringa district, and Iringa Municipality where our CCDO headquarters’ of this project is.
    Iringa region rely on agricultural activities, one of the Important Biodiversity Areas (IBA) of the regions. It is one of the poor environmental conservation of the Makete district. Farming is the main income of the majority of the residence. Few were engaged into entrepreneurship (store and dry goods). There are individuals who have been hired to render occasional labor such as cutting of industrial trees, illegal/legal logging and in some cases engage in small-scale mining and animal poaching. This venture adversely affects the condition of the Kitulo National Park at Makete of Iringa as the major water shed of selected divisions of Magoma and Matamba and neighboring divisions of Lupalilo and Bulongwa.

    Yet, their desire to engage into a more productive means of livelihood and environmental protection/ preservation activities is evident as manifested by their aspirations. Hence, it is best to tap these potentialities and facilitate them to lead in planning and making ecological restoration activities than environmental destructive ventures. It is in this manner that the Environmental Conservation project through enhancing Human Security, Environment and Disaster Management: Focus on Iringa Region, Tanzania is proposed for implementation.

    Poverty, poor land conditions due to mismanagement and overproduction, child labor, and geographic variables all place the selected district villagers in a vulnerable socioeconomic category. The villagers are peasant farmers whose main produce is maize, wheat, Irish potatoes and sweat potatoes, rice, cassava, yams, plantains, bananas, bamboo juice, and palm. Most of this produce is currently sold in a cheap, unprocessed form. The project will benefit the entire community by providing knowledge of agro-forestry practices through tree planting, reducing climate change, avoiding forest fires and floods, constructed fish ponds, modern bee hives, community workshops/seminars (already in progress), increased market activity, higher and more diverse agricultural production, and the income generated and spent by members within the community itself. This is because climate change has caused these conditions to worsen in recent years, causing devastation to the entire province, notably vulnerable rural populations in mountainous areas and along the Makete Divisions zone. Increased severity and duration of these natural hazards have had disastrous effects.

    CCDO has been assisting the local community of Iringa districts to create a partnering strategy and prepare disaster resistant investment projects for sustainable development of District Councils of Iringa through Reducing Forest Poverty through Practical ICT Solutions to youngsters in Tanzania. One significant initiative was that of CCDO, and funded by Computers 4 Africa (UK) and World Exchange Computers (U.S.A). The main project components were: 1) Training and awareness raising of key community resource persons on climate change issues, 2) Making “Safer Village Plans” in participatory ways, and 3) Implementing specific components of the planning through sub-projects. During the project period, significant lessons were learned, and it is proposed to replicate the project components in other vulnerable district in the Makete, in order to create a model of Community Based Climate Change Adaptation, which can be used in different parts of Tanzania, as well as other Iringa Constituencies of Iringa region.

    The proposed project will learn from the experiences of the above initiative, but will enhance its through 1) analyzing the climate issues (especially rainfall pattern) and disaster events (pattern and recurrence), 2) creating of climate change scenario for future, and 3) climate change adaptation model. Emphasis will be given on the replication of the process to other parts of the world. The proposed project is intended to mitigate the impacts of environmental changes (in form of climate change impacts) to the community, in the form of natural disasters, like flood drought, forest fires, and cyclone. Specific impacts on the livelihoods (mainly agriculture and aquaculture) and living conditions (housing, health, and education) will be improved. The project will analyze the community adaptation strategies and coping mechanism, and thus, therefore the main emphasis of the project is to focus on reducing climate change through tree planting and protection, human security and environmental dimension of poverty.

    2. Objectives
    The project aim is to develop a Community Based Climate Change Adaptation Model, which can be applied to different socio-economic condition. The goal of the proposed project is to enhance human security in Tanzania to cope with the climate change impacts in the form of natural disasters like flood, deforestation, forest fires, destruction of water catchment areas, and cyclone. To achieve the above-mentioned aim and goal, specific objectives are as follow:
    1) To reduce the negative impacts of climate change on communities and its livelihoods in the areas of Magoma, Bulongwa and Matamba Divisions at Makete Districts.
    2) To conduct trainings and awareness raising programs in the village, commune and district
    3) To initiate participatory planning process in the village, commune and district level,
    4) To implement demonstration sub-projects under the safer village/ commune/ district plans, and
    5) To monitor and analyze the implementation process, and development of Community Based Climate Change Adaptation Model,
    6) To sensitize and promote the knowledge of carbon credit and reducing climate change through tree planting campaigns and protection for their sustainability.

    3. Scope of Work/ Description of Proposed Approaches:
    The project activities and outputs are directly related to the project goal and objectives. The project will be implemented in the Makete district of Iringa region. The district has a long history of lumbering and destruction of water sources, and consequently is prone to drought, forest depletion, flood and famine. The direct beneficiaries will be three community Divisions population, which are about 80,000. Direct beneficiaries will also include the district, commune and village governments. Indirect beneficiaries are the adjoining districts, provincial government and the national government.

    The range of interventions will include:
    a) Improved land-use practice in particular tree lines, water catchment sources, vetiver grass and other natural protections for disaster mitigation and environmental protection,
    b) Improved livelihood techniques for adaptation to climate change and environmental sustainability, including sustainable acqua-culture techniques
    c) Improved water and sanitation for disease prevention during floods.
    d) Improved disaster safe housing practice for adaptation to climate change

    The above interventions are related to the Tanzanian Poverty Reduction Strategy Program and Water Resource Management Use policy through the geographic focus on poverty reduction in the central region and environmental dimensions in poverty reduction projects. Also these interventions are aligned with health, nutrition and social protection strategies of the MKUKUTA by Swahili acronym which means Tanzania’s National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (PRSP). The last two interventions have strong elements in PRSP’s gender strategy. These interventions also provide the opportunity to promote the objectives of Environmental Conservation Policy, which emphasizes the proactive approach in disaster prevention and mitigation.
    The participatory process for determining priority actions focus on villagers assessing their vulnerability, including identifying the poorest and most vulnerable groups, and proposing solutions that address the community’s overall socio-economic development needs and contribute to environmental sustainability. Consequently, the interventions will contribute to poverty reduction and improved protection of the environment.
    Activities: Proposed activities are directly related to the objectives:
    Activity 1.1 Stakeholder and Resource Mapping: Through this mapping process, key stakeholders will be identified with its roles and responsibilities. Available resources will be identified in terms of human and social capital analysis.
    Activity 1.2 Vulnerability, Capacity and Need Assessment: A detailed analysis will be conducted to: 1) understand the vulnerability and risk of the communities, 2) analyze community’s coping capacities, and 3) assess the needs and priorities in the village, district and commune level.
    Activity 2.1 Training Program for the Change Agents: In case of Tanzania, the grass-roots mass organizations (like women’s association, youth association, and farmer’s association) have a strong role to play in the community. The mass organizations leaders are identified as the Change Agents and a consolidated training program will be conducted for these change agents.
    Activity 2.2 Simplified Climate Change Scenario Creation: Based on the available climate prediction data from the national research institute (Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology), a simplified climate change scenario will be produced, with participation of the Change Agents. This scenario will be transformed into simplified, and easy to understand form with the help of the local journalists and mass media. The purpose is to disseminate the information to the people in simplified form.
    Activity 2.3 Awareness Raising Campaign: An awareness raising campaign will be undertaken in different communes in the case study district. The trained Change Agents will act as the facilitators in the awareness raising campaign. The purpose of this awareness raising campaign is to disseminate the concept of climate change, carbon credit and its impact in the form of natural disaster in an easy to understand form.
    Activity 3.1: Identify specific needs in the village and communes: With the background information on the overall vulnerability, need and capacity assessment (Activity 1), village and commune specific needs will be identified. This need assessment process will be done by the trained Change Agents (the leaders of the mass organizations), with assistance from the project team.
    Activity 3.2: Safer Village and Commune-level planning process: Based on the identified needs, and simplified climate change scenario, the planning process will prioritize the actions to cope with the impacts of climate change. The trained change agents will facilitate planning process. Task-stakeholder and resource matrix will be produced, based on the local priorities. This will be a process-oriented approach, rather than the product-focus approach, where the process will enhance the awareness of the people and communities. The village and commune level plans1 will be combined to form a district level plan and framework of action.
    Activity 4.1: Implementation of selected demonstration sub-projects: Selected demonstration sub-projects will be implemented in some of the communes and villages. The sub-projects will be selected based on the local needs, commitments of the villages and communes, availability of local contributions, and in accordance with the district level planning and strategy.
    Activity 4.2: Training and awareness raising process: These sub-projects will also be considered as training and awareness raising instruments. The demonstration sub-projects will be considered as the seeds for future larger projects in the communes and villages.

    Activity 5.1 Development of Community Based Climate Change Adaptation Model: Based on the experiences of the implementation process, a model will be developed for its wider application to different socio-economic context.

    Activity 5.2 Information dissemination: Four workshops will be conducted to disseminate the project benefits and sustainability strategy within the district, province and national level.

    The above activities will be in accordance to the Tanzanian’s Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy, which identifies sustainable agricultural development, natural resource management, and natural disaster mitigation as important sectors to reduce poverty in rural areas, including vulnerabilities zones and thereby enhancing human security.

    4. Work Plan and Reporting
    The project will be conducted for 12 months. Significant time will be spent for the implementation of grass roots initiatives, working with the communities and the local governments on planning issues, and awareness raising. A detailed work plan and reporting scheme is shown in Appendix.

    TASK
    TIME (Months)

    1. Study and analyze climate change impacts on communities and its livelihoods in the case study district in Makete district. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

    2. Undertake training and awareness raising programs in the village, commune and district through creation of climate change scenario.

    3. Commune and district level
    4. Implement demonstration projects under the safer village / commune/ district plans

    5. Monitor and analyze the implementation process, and development of community based climate change adaptation model.

    • WORKSHOP
    5. Expected Outputs and Outcomes
    The expected outputs are as follows:
    Output 1.1 Stakeholder and Resource Map
    Output 1.2 Vulnerability, Capacity and Need Assessment Report
    Output 2.1 Trained personnel and work force
    Output 2.2 Simplified Climate Change Scenario
    Output 2.3 Raised awareness of the people and communities regarding the climate change impacts.
    Output 3.1 Specific village and commune level need assessment
    Output 3.2 Safer village and commune plans and district level plan and framework of action and aware villagers and commune members.
    Output 4.1 Demonstration sub-projects
    Output 4.2 Raised awareness of people and communities
    Output 5.1 Community Based Climate Change Adaptation Model
    Output 5.2 Reports, publications and information dissemination

    The project outcome is water sources, forest disaster and poverty resilient communities, which can cope with the changing climatic condition as the major environmental problem. The strong linkage between the community and the local government is also regarded as an importance project outcome.
    The performance indicators will be: 1) community’s participation in the safer village plan formulation (number of community members and its leaders), 2) community’s contribution towards sub-project implementation (amount), and 3) local government’s contribution to the sub-project implementation (amount, local government’s participation). The outcome indicator will be initiation of actions and incorporation of project outputs in the plans and policies at district and division level, and dissemination of the experience to other parts of the district.
    6. Subproject Evaluations and Information Dissemination
    A periodic monitoring and analysis will be conducted all through the implementation process, with periodic publication of monitoring report and newsletters, highlighting the achievements. At the national level, National Environmental Management Authority (NEMC) will be main dissemination platform. The periodic results will be disseminated at the national level using the NEMC. Quarterly and final workshops will be conducted in the divisions and national level respectively. Report and CD-ROMs will be prepared, which will also distributed widely. Project outputs will also be distributed through CCDO website and project donor recommended channel web-page. As mentioned above, the activities will be practical oriented, rather than product-based. These processes are considered as instruments for: i) wider stakeholder involvement, ii) ownership transfer to the people and communities, and iii) ensure sustainability after the project completion. Sustainability of the process will be ensured by adaptation the project outputs in the local development plans and policies. At the community level, the project will provide sustainable benefits to the people by securing their lives and livelihoods in the forest fires disaster events, as the result of implementation of project activities.
    7. Scope for Replication/Use in other CCDOs
    Tanzania experience is not unique and limited to this country. Climate change impacts have been prominent in recent days in other parts of Tanzania, causing significant damages to agriculture and livelihood of people. The climate change adaptation model will help up-scaling and replication of the proposed activities through other projects and programs for CCDO adaptation.
    D. Proposed Budget
    No Item
    Cost (US$)

    1 Identification of project stakeholders 8170
    2 Recruitment project staffs 9300
    3 Community consultation and needs assessment 12,000
    4 Field Office Expenses 18,300
    5 Programme cost 25,400
    6 Management Cost 26,780
    Capacity building and training 20,000
    Tree nursery preparation and distribution 16,000
    Vulnerability, Capacity and Need Assessment 8600
    Training Program for the Change Agents: 12200
    Climate Change Scenario Creation 6300
    Awareness Raising Campaign 10300
    Project demonstration 7500
    Creation of Development of Community Based Climate Change Adaptation Model 7600
    Vehicle 19500
    Monitoring and evaluation 9800
    International flight and logistic management for project donors 23400
    Information dissemination and printed media materials 8500
    TOTAL 249650

    A project steering committee will be formed under the both agreed document by the project donor priority with CCDO project management in order to increase project governance team and transparency.

    Additional Information
    1. Background and Context
    1.1 Human Security: Human Security is concerned with reducing and-when possible removing the insecurities that plague human lives. The human development approach, pioneered by visionary economist Mahbub ul Haq (under the broad umbrella of United Nations Development Programme), has done much to enrich and broaden the literature on development. Human development is concerned with removing the various hindrances that restrain and restrict human lives and prevent its blossoming. Human security is an idea fruitfully supplements the expansionist perspective of human development by directly paying attention to what are sometimes called “downside risks”.
    The relationship between human security and the environment is most pronounced in areas of human dependence on access to natural resources. Environmental resources are a critical part of the livelihoods of many people. When these resources are threatened because of environmental changes, people’s human security is also threatened, and people move from the rural areas to the marginal lands, and household income falls. This relationship is captured in the development. Disaster management has its direct connotation to human security. Many of the natural disasters like flood, diseases, forest fires, and drought are found to be directly related to the environmental degradation, and climate change. These disaster events affect the poor people the most by affecting their lives, properties and live.
    1.2. The Context of Tanzania: According to Tanzania’s Comprehensive Poverty Reduction and Growth Strategy, addressing vulnerability to natural disasters is a key poverty reduction priority. Tanzania’s National Strategy for Environmental Protection focuses on continued institutional development, capacity building and integration of environmental considerations into main economic planning and general decision-making. Tanzania’s Climate Change Strategy outlines its mandate in light of the signing of the Kyoto Protocol; and Decision 178 in effect November 12, 2001 which regulates the responsibilities of households and individuals with land forestry a major source of income. “Tanzania: Initial National Communication”, under the UN FCCC (United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change) states that increase of natural disasters such as typhoon, storm surge, strong wind, and heavy rain would threaten the life of people in land tenure to encourage them to protect and develop forests, and make forest as a major source of income.

    3. Safer Village Plans: The ‘safer village plans’ are a comprehensive planning tool for integrating disaster risk reduction into the local development process. A disaster preparedness plan (early warning, evacuation procedures, rescue procedures, safe storage of seeds and other goods, etc) is part of a ‘safer village plan’. However, the plan includes (1) a review of the hazards affecting the village, (2) the observed impacts of climate change on the locality, (3) the vulnerability of people, infrastructure, homes, the environment and livelihoods to these hazards and climate change impacts, (4) the existing resources and capacities to prepare for and mitigate disasters, and (5) priority actions to further reduce risk and adapt to climate change. In this sense, the safer village plan is similar to a village development but focuses around the reduction of risk to extreme climate events (e.g. natural disasters), and adaptation to climate change.

    4. Relevance to Tanzania’s policy and activities: The proposed project does not have any direct link to the on-going or proposed CCDO projects. However, developing a climate change adaptation model applicable for other regions in Tanzania and other countries is well within the Tanzania mandate to deliver the MGDs. Moreover, the proposed subproject’s strong emphases on poverty reduction further justify the CCDO support for the project.

    5. Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)

    Summary
    Outreach Expected results Indicators
    (Performance measurement) Risk Analysis and Rating
    Project Goal Beneficiaries Impact Indicators
    Contribute to reducing vulnerability to loss of life and economic loss from the adverse impacts of climate change in drought & flood prone areas of Tanzania by improving capacity at the national and local level to develop adaptation strategies.
    Increased adaptive capacity and reduced vulnerability to impacts of climate change in Tanzania
    Disaster impact indicators
    - Economic loss
    - Injury and loss of life
    -Social loss
    Risk 1: Moving from reactive/coping approach to planning to anticipatory adaptation is a significant challenge.
    Rating : Medium
    Mitigation: Identify motivated partners at each local level for pilot projects and policy feedback
    Project Purpose
    Beneficiaries Outcome
    Outcomes Indicators Risks
    To enhance human security in Southern Regions of Tanzania to cope with the climate change impacts in the form of natural disasters like flood, HIV and drought
    3 communes in Makete district total population = 80,000
    21 commune officials
    6 District officials
    3 National Ministries
    (NEMC, CCDO Office,)
    4 Provincial Departments (Forest, Agriculture, NEMC ,District Councilors, Ward Councilors, community leadership, Fishery, Science and Technology),
    8-10 NGOs and one University 1) Improved capacity of villagers, commune and district officials to incorporate community-based adaptation strategies into local development plans.
    2)Improved livelihood options for adaptation to climate change adopted in targeted communities Ability of local officials to assess factors of vulnerability and project future risks
    Ability of local officials to identify and include adaptation measures to reduce vulnerability into local development plans
    % Participation of women in planning process for adaptation
    District and Provincial program for natural disaster mitigation adopts one strategy for community-based adaptation to climate change. Risk 2: Resistance to bottom-up planning and feedback from local-level experience must be overcome.
    Rating: Low
    Mitigation: Work within government policies to promote bottom-up planning and demonstrate benefits in terms of improving profile of national ministries at community level.
    Summary Outreach Expected results Indicators (performance measurement) Risk Analysis and Rating
    Activity
    Strengthening disaster preparedness (early warning, evacuation and rescue at the village level).
    Training and formulation of “Safer village” disaster mitigation plan
    Support to implementation of “safer village” plans – small projects
    Capacity development on best practices for disaster resistant housing and public buildings.
    Strengthening outreach services on agricultural techniques for mitigating impact of climate change. 6 villages in 3 communes around 600 households (3000 women, men and children)
    21 commune officials
    3 Commune level FUs or Agricultural co-ops Output 1
    Impacts of climate change on communities and its livelihoods are analyzed, documented and disseminated Ability of village groups and commune officials to conduct risk assessments and identify adaptation measures (safer village plans).
    Number of women and men demonstrating acquired competencies for disaster preparedness (DP plan in place, knowledge and application of DP plan, evacuation, emergency response)
    Number of households applying new practices and techniques for adaptation (reduce risk to person, property, assets and livelihood) Risk 3: Resistance to changing reactive practices for anticipatory adaptation must be overcome.
    Rating : Medium
    Mitigation: Identify motivated partners at the local level for pilot projects.
    Support application of new knowledge by co-financing pilot projects.
    Activity
    Training to villagers, commune and district on ‘safer’ village planning, land use planning, housing practice
    Information sharing and awareness with NEMC and responsible province department (MARD) to ensure both policy-feedback and coordination with provincial priorities.
    6 district officials
    21 commune officials Output 2
    Increased capacity of the village, commune and district officials through training and awareness rising programs to support adaptation measures (‘safer’ land-use planning, safer housing practices, etc.). Ability of commune and district officials to conduct participatory risk assessments that address needs of women and men.
    Number of workshops/ meetings where lessons learned (best practice for adaptation, gender in disaster mitigation) is disseminated to policy-makers, donors and NGOs.
    % Participation of women in commune and district level capacity development activities
    Risk 4: District and commune put priority on other sectors over disaster mitigation and adaptation.
    Risk 5: Major flood focuses resources and energies on immediate needs for relief and reconstruction versus adaptation.
    Rating: High
    Mitigation: Integrate DM and adaptation into support for reconstruction.

    Activity
    Technical support to delivery of services of commune and district officials for Safer Village program. Output 3
    Capacity of the village, commune and district level officials conduct participatory planning process (safer village plan, land Use plan, Commune and District DP plan) are improved New guidelines for land-use planning and/or safer housing practice are formulated and applied
    Risk 6: Resistance to incorporating new tools into planning systems.
    Rating: Low
    Mitigation: Identify motivated partners at the local level for pilot projects.
    Provide strong support in early stages of planning with phase out plan.
    Support application of new knowledge by co-financing pilot projects.
    Activity
    Co financing of sub project identified in safer village plan (safer land use plan, etc.)
    Document and disseminate information on impact of climate change at community level and lessons learned about approaches to adaptation.
    Collaborate with other national and international programs to conduct
    Workshop on impact of climate change at community level and priority actions at national level to support community-based adaptation strategies. 4 Provincial Departments (NEMC, Agriculture, Livestock, District Council, Ward Councilors, Food Security, Village leadership, etc, Fishery, Science and Technology)
    4 voluntary/mass organisation (Women’s, Farmer’s, Youth Union, Provincial Red Cross) Output 4
    Demonstration of sub-projects under the safer village/ commune/ district plans are implemented
    Output 5
    To monitor and analyze the implementation process, and development of Community Based Climate Change Adaptation Model
    One intervention for community-based adaptation is replicated. (by province, national or international organisation)
    Risk 7: Resistance to bottom-up planning and feedback from local-level experience must be overcome.
    Rating: Low
    Mitigation: Work within government policies to promote bottom-up planning and demonstrate benefits in terms of improving profile of national ministries at community level.

    With regards

    Christine Kilipamwambu
    Executive Director
    Children Care Development Organization

  3. BYAMUKAMA KENNETH says:

    Climate change induced mainly by human activities such as the clearing of vegetation for a living threatens to increase average temperatures in Uganda by up to 1.50 C in the next 20 years and up to 4.30 C by the 2080s. Such rates of increase are unprecedented.Changes in rainfall patterns and their amounts are expected to change the country’s agricultural productivity and to have a significant impact on its natural resources such as forests and rivers. Prolonged droughts seen in the last few decades, particularly in the northeast of the country, have brought increasing public attention to the long term effects of climate change to agriculture and to other important sectors like energy.
    The destruction of forests is also threatening the energy security of many poor households in rural and urban areas, worsening suffering and the poverty burden of women and children. Increasing desertification, attributed in part to climate variability, is increasing ecosystem’s vulnerability and its capacity to deliver sufficient energy resources in the future. The situation is further worsened by poor and wasteful biomass harvesting and the use of inefficient technologies.
    To minimize this heavy dependence there is an urgent need to develop alternative sources of fuel and to increase the usage of energy saving technologies. There is a growing need for an alternative source of fuel that is sustainable, affordable and cost effective. And increase the magnitude of using energy saving technologies at both domestic and institutional level.

  4. Mathias Kalinaki says:

    The idea about sustainable landscapes programming to slow, halt, and reverse deforestation, ultimately leading to a reduction in emissions is much welcome. In Africa and Uganda in particular deforestation and forest degradation has gone so high mainly in areas with shouting populations. These areas have been faced with increased encroachment on the green vegetation cover in search for human settlement but also due to high poverty levels trees are being destroyed to get charcoal. Therefore organizations that are coming up with alternative ideas to curb deforestation are highly welcome.

  5. M. Farooq says:

    We want to participate in this program. We have done several program in different ways. Care Welfare Society is a non profitable organization and a trend-setter.

  6. Mehmet Metaj says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing you on behalf of “AlbaForest (Centre for Forest Studies & Consulting) established here in Albania, a non-governmental organization settled in Tirana but with members and affiliations in the richest forest areas of the country, with aim and focus to forest preservation and sustainable management.

    AlbaForest established in 2004 promotes sustainable forests and natural resources management, and conducts studies, education and consultations on environment, ecology and sustainable development. The “AlbaForest” has worked intensively in the field of forest and natural resources conservation and management, plantation, natural resources assessment and environmental education issues in Albania, having acquired a have rich experience in implementing projects related to the field of environment, green areas rehabilitation and environmental education.

    I am addressing to you and kindly expressing you our interest to building a paternity in developing relevant projects on enhancing forests, biodiversity conservation and urban forestry and also for renewable/solar energy in Albania.

    We remain looking forward to hearing from you.

    My anticipated thanks.

    Mehmet
    ———————-
    Mehmet Metaj
    Executive Director
    ALBAFOREST,
    Rruga “Sami Frasheri”,
    Nr. 4, P.O.Box. 1544,
    Tirana, Albania,

  7. Sergiu Galitchi says:

    Dear Sir / Madam

    Eco-Green Modern Technologies Center ( Eco – 3 R ) is a non-profit organization based in Republic of Moldova with Representatives in the United States of America and France . The role of the Eco – Green Modern Technologies Center is to strengthen local and regional development and facilitate enterprise and entrepreneur-ship throughout Moldova . Our major aim is to bring best practice and experience in the field of economy development ,energy conservation , environment protection , waste management and renewable sources of energy development around the world for rebuilding our communities .
    We remain fully committed to this wonderful rewarding activity, and we invite all of you with similar aspirations to join us in making our world a better place to live in.

    Senior Project Manager
    Sergiu Galitchi