Kenya Climate Change Adaptation Programme (KCCAP)

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A healthy coral reef ecosystem which is an expected output of this Programme

 

The Kenya Climate Change Adaptation Programme (KCCAP) is a national programme funded by the Adaptation Fund under the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC). KCCAP is an integrated programme aimed at building climate change resilience and adaptive capacity of vulnerable communities in Kenya.

 

Programme Period – 3 years (2016-2019)

 

Designated Authority – PS, Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources

National Implementing Entity (NIE) – NEMA

Executing Entities (EE) – KEFRI, TARDA, CDA

Sub-Executing Entities – Kenya Red Cross, World Vision, VIRED International, ADRA – Kenya, Nasaru Women Group, Kenyatta University, Caritas – Nyeri and Horn Aid – Kenya

 

Programme Objectives

  • Enhancing Climate resilient agricultural, agro-forestry, pastoral and agro-pastoral production systems to improve food security in selected Counties in Kenya
  • Improving climate resilient water management systems to enhance food security in selected Counties in Kenya
  • Increasing resilience to the effects of rise in sea level and shoreline changes through Integrated Shoreline and Mangrove Ecosystem Management (ISMEM) at Vanga and Gazi in the Coastal region of Kenya
  • Disaster risk reduction among targeted vulnerable communities for climate related risks in Kenya

 

o   Strengthening institutional capacity, knowledge management, awareness raising and promotion of adaptation mechanisms to improve resilience on climate change for selected vulnerable communities in Kenya.

 

Programme Components

  • Enhancing Climate Change resilience for improved food security in selected Counties
  • Establishing Climate Change resilient water management systems to enhance food security in selected Counties
  • Increase Climate Change resilience to the effects of sea level rise and shoreline changes through Integrated Shoreline and Mangrove Ecosystem Management (ISMEM) in Kenyan coastal zone
  • Disaster risk reduction and increasing preparedness among vulnerable communities
  • Strengthening capacity and knowledge management on climate change adaptation

 

In the Coast region, CDA will be executing component 2 and 3 of Phase I of the Programme in Kwale, Taita-Taveta and Kilifi Counties.

 

 

The Programme will be implemented in collaboration with stakeholders: the beneficiary communities, County Governments, Government agencies such as NEMA, Kenya Forest Service, Kenya Wildlife Service, Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute, Ministry of Education, NGO’s among other stakeholders. The collaboration will help establish linkages that the communities can use beyond the project life.