North and East Africa - START - SysTem for Analysis Research and

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AIACC Project AF14:
Strategies for Increasing
Community Resilience in Sudan:
Lessons for Climate Change Adaptation
 A joint
project of the Sudan Higher Council for
Environment and Natural Resources and SEI-Boston
 Project Goal:
To contribute to efforts to build the
resilience of vulnerable communities to climate change.
AF14: Major Objectives
 Identify SL and environmental management
(EM) strategies that are effective at increasing
the resilience of vulnerable communities to
climate-related shocks
 Assess these in the context of underlying
conditions and of climate change
 Share lessons for promoting climate change
adaptation with the research, planning and
policy-making communities
AF14: Project Approach
The project will look at:
 Vulnerable communities within Sudan.
 Vulnerability and level of adaptation to current
climatic conditions.
 Community-based strategies for coping with and
adapting to climate-related stressors.
 Underlying conditions (socioeconomic, political,
ecological) that promote or inhibit these strategies.
AF14: Project Approach
Want to understand:
 what SL/EM strategies can do for a community
What measures and strategies used? To what effect?
what factors are needed to support or enable SL/EM strategies
What national and local policies, conditions, etc. are behind successful
General steps:
– Identify and confirm “successful” SL/EM experiences
– Explore the nature of this success – use indicators to determine the way in which
the community is resilient
– Ask “why?” - what factors/conditions made it possible for strategies to be
implemented, to take hold and to persist
– Distill lessons on how to build community resilience to climate impacts
Developing a Research Strategy
1) Defining Research Goals
To illustrate the ways in which certain SL/EM measures
increase a community’s resilience to today's climate-related
To illustrate how such measures can be effectively
implemented and supported for lasting impact.
2) Defining Methodological Approach
Locally –derived resilience indicators will be developed e.g
(grain stores , household assets, access to credit etc..)
Qualitative experimental information will be collected on the
local and national factors that enabled SL/EM measure
Developing a Research Strategy (ctd.)
) Defining Research Scope
Climate stressor :for each case study, a discrete climate
–related event –past or ongoing- will be identified around
which case study will be constructed
Agric.system :Each case study will focus on agric.
System and dependent communities within a particular
region that has been exposed to a climate stressor
SL/EM strategy: Identification of SL/EM will occur tandem
with identification of agric. system
Developing a Research Strategy (ctd.)
4) Defining Indicators and Data Needs
A generic set of indicators of system resilience will be
developed by the project.
These indicators will then be adapted on a case by
case basis on the specific local content of each case
Case study researchers will adapt indicators with
community input during initial reconnaissance of site
Developing a Research Strategy (ctd.)
Selecting Case Studies: Criteria involved :
Past and on going climate related events (prolonged
drought),representative to national & regional future C.C.
Specific examples of community-level SL/EM measures
that have been applied in Sudan (replicable).
Specific examples of community –level SL/EM
applications considered successful (by Gov.,NGOs,CBOs)
Clear research objectives, available data and feasible field
work strategies.
Research methods
 Interviews
 Role playing
 Group discussion ,PRA
 Stakeholder participation (results screening)
 Multicriteria assessment
Expected outputs
A series of 4 case studies reports
 A series of three project synthesis reports
 A peer reviewed publication of one or more synthesis
 A series of four training modules
 Three regional training workshops
 A dedicated web page
 A regional network
Potential Stakeholders Include:
 Communities in drought-prone regions
 NGOs ,
 Research and scientific communities
 Relevant gov. institutions (local & national)
 Disaster management organizations
 AIACC, IPCC and climate change community
 Funding and donor organizations
Potential Decisions
 Community-level planning decisions
 Local gov.adaptation planning
 National adaptation and development planning
(e.g NAP and NAPA)
 Regional and international planning (Sahel,