The main objective of the climate change adaptation domain is to support and enhance the adaptive capacities of vulnerable communities. This is done through identification and implementation of package of adaptation measures, options and responses to address multi-dimensional aspects of vulnerability due to impact of climate change.
Key elements of the strategies and approaches towards climate change adaptation/climate resilient development are:
- Facilitating policy dialogue to integrate climate risks into development plans and strategies at State, Regional and National levels;
- Capacity building on climate science and adaptation planning and implementation;
- Sensitization of communities and local institutions on the climate change impacts;
- Promotion of vulnerability and capacity assessment for enhancing resilience at the local level;
Testing, piloting, action research, and thematic studies in climate adaptation addressing food, water and ecosystems security, disaster risk reduction, climate insurance and diversified livelihoods.