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2 ACCRA Who we are. What we do, and Save the Children’s role. What have we learnt so far? How have we worked with government, and what have we learnt? Keeping you informed.

3 Ethiopia Uganda Mozambique

4 Our goal ACCRA aims to increase governments’ and development actors’ use of evidence in designing and implementing both humanitarian and development interventions that increase poor and vulnerable communities’ capacity to adapt to climate hazards, variability and change.

5 Adaptive capacity The property of a system to adjust its characteristics or behavior, in order to expand its coping range under existing climate variability or future climate conditions. (UNDP, 2005) ‘The potential of individuals, communities, and societies to be actively involved in the processes of change, in order to minimize negative impacts and maximize any benefits from changes in the climate.’ Oxfam GB

6 Origins Disaster Risk Reduction, social protection and livelihoods already contributing to adaptive capacity. Need to better understand how, and improve our practice. Stronger with more organisations. Share those learnings.

7 ACCRA phase 1 – Nov 2009 to Oct 2011 Strategic capacity building. Government. Research and learning Support poor communities’ ability to adapt to adapt to climate hazards, variability and change. Evidence-based action by humanitarian and development actors: Donors, NGOs, Governments Local Adaptive Capacity Framework Influencing

8 Local Adaptive Capacity Framework Innovative conceptual framework. Generated lots of interest across sector. Useful to inform Save’s work and conceptual thinking? Already informing consortium members.

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10 1.Disaster risk reduction, livelihoods, social protection. 2.Questions: –What is currently happening in existing projects that is helping to increase the adaptive capacity of systems to climate change? –What is missing current projects that would enhance adaptive capacity? 3.Research about to be published (sneak preview). Research

11 1.Need to maximise our contributions’ impacts across all five characteristics. 2.Development interventions need to do more to support people’s own agency. 3.Development partners need to reassess the scale and scope of their interventions 4.Development partners need to better use information and knowledge for evidence-based decision making and project design. 5.Building adaptive capacity requires a continuous process of learning, change and innovation Findings

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13 Capacity building with government Local government – linkages to national. Varied foci, around: –Improving understanding of issues around CCA and DRR. –National policies –Planning –Participatory tools and community engagement. –National and local planning processes. Need more learning and harmonisation in phase 2. 89% met needs in Ethiopia.

14 Partnership with government Uganda –Partner – National Adaptation Plan of Action. –Committee for national adaptation indicators. Ethiopia: –Engaging in design of £10m PSNP climate-smart fund. –Disaster Risk Management Strategic Programme and Investment Framework. –Ministry of Agriculture Sector Action Plan on Climate Change. –Afar Regional State Adaptation Plan.

15 Partnership with others CARE M&E (IIED). Informing design of programmes and strategies in-country. Oxfam GB global indicators. CBA 5 and other fora.

16 Next steps Phase 2 More consistent approach to capacity building – secondments? More learning from capacity building. Research linked more to institutions and entitlements. Capacity building game? Local Adaptive Capacity framework – further development? Uptake of learnings.

17 Challenges Challenging government environment. Ambitious – enjoyable! But only 6 full time staff. Local research capacity. Seasons – disasters, weather, accessibility. Funding.

18 Keeping you informed Newsletter and website: blogs. Keep an eye out for our research results this month. Feel free to contact us, anytime. or Nidhi Funding opportunities. Do you want to support us more directly? Speak for us – present the consortium’s work at various fora.

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