This climate change adaptation guide offers political and technical leaders practical guidance on why it is necessary to respond to climate change and how to develop associated adaptation plans and actions. It provides a comprehensive overview of key climate change adaptation issues of relevance to African local governments and offers tangible examples of good practice.
WIOMSA, through the Cities and Coasts project, approved the proposal by ICLEI Africa to organize the ‘Train the Trainer Course: Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Training for Coastal Cities’, which is designed to build adaptive capacity and resilience to the impacts of climate change in coastal urban areas in the region. In addition to the organization of the course, ICLEI Africa is producing a climate change guideline that will provide guidance to city’s stakeholders on how to develop climate change adaptation plans and actions.
Since 2018, WIOMSA has been implementing a project on Cities and Coasts, which is funded by the Government of Sweden. The goal of the Cities and Coasts project is to build and strengthen human and institutional capacity in coastal and marine planning for sustainable coastal cities in the WIO region. In recognition that coastal cities of the region are in the frontline of climate impact thereby necessitating an urgent need for clear adaptation pathways, WIOMSA is working with different groups to assist coastal cities to build their capacity to adopt and implement disaster risk reduction and management, reduce vulnerability, build resilience and responsiveness to natural and human-made hazards and foster mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. This is in line with the UN-Habitat’s New Urban Agenda.