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.
It is planned to run between 2016-2019 through the Ministry of Environment & Natural Resources as the Designated National Authority and NEMA as the Implementing Entity.
Executing Entities include KEFRI, TARDA and CDA
Programme Objectives include:
- 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
- Strengthening capacity and knowledge management on climate change adaptation
Degraded shoreline along the the northern part
Of Kenyan coast
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.
- 40,000 seedlings planted
- 45,000 seedlings established in 5 nurseries
- Community capacity built on alternative livelihoods and mangrove rehabilitation and conservation
Community members involved in mangrove planting