Kenya’s 1 Billion Shillings Adaptation Fund Project
Impacts of climate change continue to increase in magnitude and frequency. This is why financial support becomes increasingly important to reduce vulnerability and build resilience of communities in Kenya against these impacts. The Adaptation Fund has been instrumental in supporting interventions that help communities to cushion the impacts of climate change. In Marsabit County, communities are being supported to grow drought resistant crops which help alleviate food insecurity and boost livelihoods. Communities in Kwale are establishing mangrove tree nurseries that help rehabilitate the coastal ecosystem while protecting coral reefs. Communities in the Nyando river basin benefit from flood management and early warning systems. However, some challenges have been observed.
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By Psamson Nzioki.