Strengthening livelihood resilience and adoptive capacity to Climate Change
Strengthening livelihood resilience and adoptive capacity to Climate Change
Climate change adaptations are activities which aim at making adjustments in natural and human systems in response to actual or expected climate change and its effects. It has been established that creating a link between climate adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction at the community level is key to safeguarding the lives and livelihood of rural communities who are most times the worst affected of the climate change effect. This project however is aimed at leading a strategic and proactive response to climate change impact in the eleven villages found in Masuku ward of Choma District in the Southern Province. It is also intended to serve as a model for civil society engagement for community mobilization towards an effective climate change adaptation in other communities of other districts in the Southern Province. The landscape and topography of the areas are low lying and hilly. The people are rural communities with agriculture as the main occupation growing maize as a staple crop. Over the years flooding, drought and erosion have continued to threaten the existence of the people inhabiting these areas, destroying their crops, properties and internally displacing them every year. Government responses has always been in terms of reliefs not in building resilience and reducing vulnerability which this project seek to achieve through community system sensitization and strengthening. The target group are 100 men and women federated into Self Help Groups located in Namaanza, Samba, Kawida and Singuwa villages, the hub of the 11 villages found in Namaanza area which is in Masuku ward.

Project Snapshot

Alliance for Nutrition and Reconciliation
Area Of Work:
Community Based Adaptation
Grant Amount:
US$ 30,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 10,000.00
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed

SGP Country office contact

Ms Marisa Mushota


United Nations House, Alick Nkata Road, P.O Box 31966
Lusaka, Africa, 10101