CBA Namibia: Harnessing Coping Strategies Via a Holistic Approach for Community Adaptation to Climate Change (CES)

One of the largest countries in sub-Saharan Africa, Namibia is also the driest. With an estimated population of about two million people, Namibia has the world's second lowest population density.  In Omusati, Ohangwena, Oshikoto, Oshana and Kavango regions, the majority of the community members are subsistence farmers. Climate change negatively affects food and water security, jeopardizing the livelihoods of these communities.

This Community-Based Adaptation project pilots the implementation of six coping strategies to climate change vulnerability that can be duplicated on a large scale in other similar communities. With the support of project partners such as Creative Entrepreneurs Solutions (CES), the project was prepared and is being implemented through a participatory process involving different sectors of the communities.  Project activities based on the six coping strategies help the communities to sustain food security and income generation with no adverse impacts to the land or other natural resources.

This project is part of Namibia's Community-Based Adaptation portfolio. *

Location: 
Rural
Level of Intervention: 
Community
Key Collaborators: 
Non-Governmental Organizations
Climate-Related Hazards Addressed: 
Drought/Water Scarcity
Land Degradation and Deforestation
Thematic Area: 
Agriculture/Food Security
Implementing Agencies & Partnering Organizations: 
Creative Entrepreneurs Solutions (CES)
UNDP
GEF
The GEF Small Grants Programme
UN Volunteers
Government of Japan
Primary Beneficiaries: 
Subsistence Farmers
Funding Source: 
GEF-SPA
Financing Amount: 
$250,000
Co-Financing Total: 
$75,000
Project Status: 
Completed