Building community resilience to Climate Change in Malawi

Building community resilience to Climate Change in Malawi © CARE / Tim Freccia

This project is managed by a consortium led by Christian Aid, and includes Care International and Action Aid.

Overall the project is focusing on building the capacity of communities to be able to respond to and protect from the impact of climate change through increasing their resilience to climate shocks.

The consortium is covering a variety of interventions but Care’s remit is to work in Kasungu and Machinga districts;

  • Targeting communities to anticipate, prepare and respond to climate related natural disasters including development of early warning systems, DRR and CCA sensitisation and contingency planning including first aid and emergency evacuation
  • Working with households to employ strategies to strengthen and diversify their livelihoods through use of conservation agriculture, irrigation, development of seed systems, post-harvest crop management, livestock husbandry, village savings and loans groups and training in business development
  • Ensuring active and sustainable management of natural resources by communities and local authorities through agro-forestry and micro watershed management
  • Ensuring rural households have increased access to clean renewable energy sources through promotion of solar technology and energy efficient stoves
  • Working with technical expert organisation ICRISAT for conservation agriculture, crops selection and post-harvest management (including storage)
  • Countries: Malawi
  • Area: Kasungu and Machinga districts
  • Start Date: September 2011
  • End Date: June 2016
  • Donor: DFID Malawi
  • Funding Total: £3,457,507

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