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1 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 1 Folie 1 East Coast Regional Consultation on Climate Change Adaptation Rajamundry, AP, August 26-27, 2013 Session III: Planning, Mainstreaming and Convergence of CCA, DRR and CCM with developmental planning By Mr. Y.L. Jayaraj, representing BftW & ATMA CS, Vijayawada Mainstreaming Climate Change adaptation in North Coastal A.P.

2 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 2 Folie 2 Damage of wetlands, marshy lands and mangroves (Sompeta & Uddanam region) threatening the natural eco-system and survival base of vulnerable communities. Unsound resource use patterns disturbing natural habitats and increasing vulnerability. Poor livelihood infrastructure hindering community resilience to climate change impact. Steep fall in fish catch and unviable fishing sector triggering forced migration to Sourashtra region (West Coast). Sand mining, loss of green cover on sand dunes and destruction of shelter belts, increasing the vulnerability to disasters. The Scenario: Contextual Reality

3 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 3 Folie 3 Poor quality of drinking water inflicting new health related hazards (Kedney & skin problmes). Weak Institutioinal structures (CBOs) dominated by IKP staff at various levels. Lack of awareness on various forms of disasters and management. Ineffective service delivery and exclusion of the most vulnerable & marginalized communities (women, children & physically challenged). Limited choice of livelihoods increasing vulnerability. Ineffective formal financial & risk financial services exposing community to the wrath of local money lenders. Contd…. The Scenario: Contextual Reality

4 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 4 Folie 4 Community Action planning process was facilitated based on vulnerability mapping to address root causes of vulnerability, displacement and underdevelopment. Clarity on addressing the immediate consequences to empowerment process in Seven Years : –SANKALPAM project suported by DKH, Germany for 2 years (Rehabilitation) –SWAYAM KRUSHI project supported by BftW, Germany for 3 years (Development/Adaptation) –SWASHAKTI project supported by BftW, Germany for 2 years (empowerment/reselience) Not to duplicate rather to compliment and strengthen existing programmes and structures. Regular interface and convergence to make the whole development process accountable to Local Bodies, CBOs, federation. Clear road map to build sustainable apex federation, differently abled peoples collevtive and BREDS to withdraw confining to advisory role. Status of integration of CCA, DRR & CCM into Development Planning

5 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 5 Folie 5 Marginalized coastal communities in 32 panchayats of Srikakkulam district with special focus on vulnerable families and women organizations effectively strengthen their resilience capacities by adapting themselves for future challenges of natural and human induced disasters. Overview on the initiative Overall Goal Project Goals 1.Community driven initiatives significantly contributed to the mitigation of migration and increase of food security through economic and social rehabilitation of vulnerable communities in the Tsunami affected and disaster prone coastal belt with necessary social inclusion and gender equality and their empowerment. 2.Strengthening and sustaining of independent & self reliant, women federation with members and differently abled peoples collective with 1360 members.

6 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 6 Folie 6 Overview on the initiative Outputs: Livelihood restoration activities reduced migration and ensured food security. Sustainable agriculture practices, integrated agro-forestry and horticulture model created sustainable resource base for 2150 farmers in 2000 acres. Integrated command area development restoring 35 community tanks resulting assured irrigation and productivity enhancement. Critical infrastructure development enabled effective social and economical rehabilitation in the Tsunami affected coastal area. Institutional base promoted to carry out the cause of the coastal communities. Contd…….

7 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 7 Folie 7 Overview on the initiative Activities: Vulnerability mapping and development of community action plans. Facilitating community processes and strengthening CBOs. Capacity Building on CBDRM and building resilience. Value addition of produce to enhance productivity and profitability (fishery, Coconut, Coir, Cashew and Tribal produce). Integrated resource development (Land, Water & Forest) in fallow lands & common property resources. Livelihood restoration and diversification initiatives. Critical infrastructure development (32 Village Empowerment centers, 3500 Disaster proof houses etc..). Convergence and Institutional sustainability of federations. Contd…….

8 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 8 Folie 8 Overview on the initiative Implementing Partners: BREDS, Srikakulm as facilitating NGO Local CBOs (32 Women Village Organizations with 1560 SHGs, 21,460 members ) Women Federation (MACS) Differently abled peoples collective with 1360 members Contd…….

9 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 9 Folie 9 Non negotiable guidelines were put in practice for a process oriented people centered approach. A tripartite agreement was signed by the local CBOs (Vos), DRDA & BREDS for effective convergence of concepts and resources for steering and sustaining the reselience empowerment process. Concrete steps were initiated for the inclusion of most vulnerable (6570 families) and differently abled persons (1360) in this integration and empowerment process. Handing over of project processes, resource management to the all women apex federation of CBOs. Establishing ownership of CBOs on the resource support channelized through the project to sustain the process, increase the capacity to handle further risks, mitigation in climate change adaptation and become the custodians of their well being (1.2 Crores revolving fund effectively owned effectively managed by women federation). Approach and methodology for integration and mainstreaming

10 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 10 Folie 10 Women SHGs, Women Village Organisations Women Apex Federation & Differently abled peoples collective Local Bodies DRDA, DWMA, NABARD, ICAD Fisheries Department Forest Department Revenue Department BREDS Bread for the World, Germany DKH, Germany ATMA Consultancy Servicies, Vijayawada Approach and methodology for integration and mainstreaming Stakeholders involved:

11 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 11 Folie 11 Reducing vulnerability and risk : Awareness building, information dissemination, capacity building and preparedness, community credit line centres, Village Knowledge Centers, micro insurance and linkages with formal financial services. Increasing resilience of communities : Sustainable resource management, lvelihoods diversificatoin, skill development, facilitating linkages, networking & alliance building. Improving well being through institutional sustainability: Self-reliant Community Organizations, strengthening institutional systems and local governance, convergence of services, advocacy on rights and entitlements. Approach and methodology for integration and mainstreaming Concrete methods and strategies :

12 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 12 Folie 12 Key achievements Strong, self managed and self reliant women federation works in close collaboration with multiple players facilitating inclusive process of community driven initiatives withstanding vulnerabilities and sustaining community well being. Collective action against polluting industries and protection of coastal resources. Community adopting sustainble agriculture and farm practices and alternative energy sources. Community acquired new livelihood skills & accessing risk finance services, enhancing adaptive capacity to climage challenges.

13 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 13 Folie 13 Key achievements Effective convergence and service delivery realising rights and entitlements of vulnerable communities. Significant improvement in the socio-economic conditions, reduction in migration and contributing well being of women and children. Productivity of key coastal resources conserved enhancing the adaptive capacity to disaster risks and climate change conditions. The livelihood base of vulnerable families fortified to withstand shocks and stresses ensuring food security and enhanced reselience. Critical infrastruture developed to reduce vulnerabilities. Contd….

14 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 14 Folie 14 NGOs should remain only as facilitators and supporters of sustainable community empowerment & ownership process. Inclusion of the most marginalized & vulnerable communities as primary stakeholders and subjects of their development Good Governance, Effective PM & E give more visibility, more resources and more results. Effective convergence ensures accountability and sustainability of interventions owned by the communities. Conclusion.

15 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 15 Folie 15 Finish Line……. Mainstreaming climate change adaptation is a process which includes the elements of social justice, equity and sustainable human development. Most importantly the overall objective of mainstreaming climate change adaptation is the realization of wider and more sustainable wellbeing of all.

16 Dokumentation Ergebnisse 29./30 August 2006 / Folie 16 Folie 16 Thank You All


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