The CC DARE initiative is jointly implemented by UNEP and UNDP under the one UN Banner. The CC DARE initiative provides timely technical and financial support on demand-driven basis to countries in Sub-Saharan Africa and Small Island Developing States for flexible and targeted actions to remove barriers and create opportunities for integrating climate change adaptation into national development planning and decision-making frameworks.
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Success Stories from Countries
" In a changing climate where crops are often washed away by floods, the practice of farming and market gardening in the dry season provides additional income to women's groups and youth. Rehabilitation of water reservoirs will help reduce rural poverty. "
Mr. El Hadj Mossyamba Ali Seydou, Senior Divisional Officer, Savanne District, Togo
" Through the CC DARE programme the communities of Xai-Xai have acquired knowledge on how to tackle adaptation to climate change. The concrete demonstration given by this programme has not only helped to strengthen the capacity of the people of this city but will also help provide the socio-economic information needed for future analysis of the impacts of climate change. These are the kind of actions we want in this city, in this country and in Africa."
Mrs. Rita Muianga, Mayor of Xai-Xai
" The success of the CC DARE programme in Rwanda is exemplary and will serve as a model for CC DARE cooperation in other countries."
Ms. Margit Thomsen, Danish Environment Ambassador
The Republic of Seychelles – a Small Islands developing State in the Indian Ocean east of the African continent – is particularly vulnerable to climate change impacts. Challenges that face Seychelles include sea-level rise, increase in sea-surface temperatures, and changes in rainfall patterns.
As is typical of most communities in developing countries, communities in Makete District of the Iringa region in Tanzania rely heavily on their resource base for their livelihood. Forest, woodland and grassland resources in Makete contribute vitally to the local economies, to ...
Mozambique suffers from serious pluvial top soil erosion which is compounded by rising sea level at the coastal zone due to climate change. These problems are evident in most of the coastal cities of Mozambique but particularly acute in Xai Xai city which is situated on both sides of the exit of the Limpopo River as it empties into the Indian Ocean.
"The Danish government decided to support the CC DARE with a view to addressing the need for a strong link between poverty alleviation and climate change. Good climate change adaptation is good development cooperation. CC DARE has cooperated with already existing climate initiatives and provides initiative for integration with other development strategies in play in the country."
Pernille Dahler Kardel, Ambassador of Denmark to Ethiopia.
""These CC DARE projects daringly help tackle climate change in spite of, but generously because of, our vulnerability in Ethiopia. I heartedly expresses my appreciation to the government of Denmark, The UNEP and UNDP"."
Dr. Tewolde Berhan Gebre Egziabher, Director General, Environmental Protection Authority, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
"The CC DARE projects have been instrumental in enhancing coordination among different government implementing partners in areas of adaptation of climatic change and thus bringing efficiency in resource utilization. This makes the CC DARE program very timely and pertinent as it has enabled to establish an integrated program approach to Ethiopia's management of Climatic Change Risks, Vulnerabilities and Opportunities"
Desalegn Mesfin, Deputy Director General of the Environmental Protection Authority of Ethiopia
"This CC DARE project is very important for the community and for us (administration). I realized the importance of the project by: 1. employing the unemployed and landless youth; 2. conserving our nature; 3. indicated us the direction to the green economy of the country. I learned this recently in high official training that what we do with the CC DARE project is one way of adapting the problem of the Climate Change; 4. Improving the service of Farmers' Training Centers (FTCs), etc. Earlier we do not give much attention to FTCs in the rural. But now after furnishing FYCs the services are appreciated by many.
It indicated us some directions to support the Youth (unemployed and land less). The society could not accommodate them into the land holding system because the land holding is less than 1 ha. The communities could not afford land. Therefore, they migrate to Western Tigray and urban areas as daily laborer. But now they realize that they can stay in their origin working on bee keeping than go out and face sickness i.e. HIV/AIDS and Malaria. We see the effect in less than a year with this short project. I can imagine what would happen with a two or three year project. I congratulate the CC DARE project and invite any such projects to our area. We are dedicated to do our best for the success of such projects by convincing local communities to offer land as part of watershed management”
Qeshi Hadush Gebrewahid Administrator of Tahtai Maichew wereda (district), Ethiopia
“I was highly disappointed due to my being unemployed and landless. I used to migrate to western Tigray for seasonal labor during the rainy season if not I entered to the existing forest to cut trees for firewood and for construction material in order to sell to the nearby town.
Now I have benefited from this CC DARE project in getting skills and tools. The skills I have gained are on making bee hives and splitting bee colony. I produce bee hives by myself for myself or to sell. I also multiply bee colony myself. All these skills are always with me and I use the skills. I benefit by generating income and then feel confidence in building my family than encroaching forest, migration and creating social problems in my community.”
Haleka Shishay, one of the beneficiary i.e. unemployed and landless youth in Tahtai Maichew District , Ethiopia
26th Session of UNEP Governing Council NAIROBI, Kenya February, 2011
CC DARE EXPERIENCE SHARING WORKSHOP MAPUTO, Mozambique January, 2011
CC DARE RAINWATER HARVESTING EXPERIENCE SHARING WORKSHOP VICTORIA, Seychelles February, 2011
How does the CC DARE Programme work? 16 February 2011, 1-2 PM
Climate Change and Adaptation:The programme is designed to complement and strengthen ongoing and planned climate change adaptation and risk management activities in these countries using quick and tailored support.
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