CCDARE in Malawi

CCDAREmission A CCDARE scoping mission was undertaken from the 29th of June to the 2nd of July 2009. The objective was to increase the awareness of the CC DARE programme among main stakeholders involved in climate change adaptation in Malawi. The intention of the mission was to acquire an initial understanding of existing key initiatives within the country, as well as of the main gaps and barriers faced by climate change adaptation actors. The ultimate goal was - through a participatory and multi-stakeholder process - to facilitate the process of identifying appropriate areas for CC DARE support.
Agenda
List of participants
Proposals submitted Following the scoping mission, a total of 9 proposals were submitted by a range of various stakeholder institutions:

1. "Integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Agriculture and Natural Resource curriculum in Malawi", (Department of forestry & Horiculture, Bunda college of Agriculture).
2. "Environmental Methods for Sustainable Food Security", (Initiative for Village Environmental Conservation NGO)
3. "Strengthening the management of natural resources in the impoverished Blantyre North area and enhancing the communities’ resilience to climate change adaptation", (Forestry Research Institute of Malawi).
4. "Streamlining of Climate Change, Adaptation and Environment into the National Science and Technology Policy", (National Commission for Science and Technology).
5. "Youth Agents of Climate Change Adaptation and Development", (Couseling of the adolescent and youth organization).
6. "Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into the District Development Planning System", (Coordination Unit for the Rehabilitation of the Environment).
7. "Mitigating the impact of climate change on human rights", (Civil Liberties Committee NGO)
8. "Awareness creation and capacity building in cattle waste handling and management in dairy cattle farms in Malawi as a means of mitigating contribution of methane gas emissions to climate change", (Lonepalm Livestock Consultants)
9. "Preparation of Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Strategy",Department of Forestry)
Projects selected After review ofall proposals by the CC DARE team, the following four projects were selected for funding under the CC DARE programme:

1."Integrating climate change adaptation and mitigation in the Agriculture and Natural Resource curriculum in Malawi", submitted by the Department of Forestry & Horticulture, Bunda college of Agriculture,
2. "Strengthening the management of natural resources in the impoverished Blantyre North area and enhancing the communities’ resilience to climate change adaptation", proposed by the Forestry Research Institute of Malawi (FRIM),
3. "Streamlining of Climate Change, Adaptation and Environment into the National Science and Technology Policy", submitted by the National Commission for Science and Technology (NCST),  and
4."Mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation into the District Development Planning System", proposed by the Coordination Union for the Rehabilitation of the Environment (CURE).

The projects are in their initial phase of implementation  

Country status
in brief
Malawi signed the UNFCCC in 1992 and ratified it in April 1994. The country’s NAPA was submitted in 2006 and the Second National Communication is awaiting publication and launch.
Contact persons
M. Makonombera, UNFCCC Focal Point contact person,  makonombera@yahoo.com
CC-DARE anchor person: Bubu Jallow,bubu.jallow@unep.org
 
Links Malawi NAPA: http://www.preventionweb.net/files/8536_mwi01.pdf 
 
 

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