TOWARDS ZIMBABWE’s NATIONAL ADAPTATION PLAN

TOWARDS ZIMBABWE’s NATIONAL ADAPTATION PLAN

By Joy Mlambo, UNV – UNDP/Environmental Management Agency

In the Chiredzi district of Masvingo province, hell hath no fury like climate extremes.  The district has seen its fair share of climatic shocks ranging from relentless high temperature extremes to increased frequency in hailstorms and flash floods while drought has become a norm.

Like Chiredzi, many other districts in Zimbabwe are increasingly becoming vulnerable to similar and more severe climatic shocks.  In the absence of long-term adaptation measures, climate change continues to create a state of vulnerability to climate impacts in these communities with women being the worst affected.

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Scaling up article-Chieza

COMMUNITIES REDUCE VULNERABILITIES THROUGH EFFECTIVE PLANNING

By Joy Mlambo, UNV – UNDP/Environmental Management Agency and Sidsel K. Vognsen, UNDP

Rural communities in Zimbabwe face many and complex challenges. In order to find the best solutions, it is key to engage stakeholders across sectors to pool together knowledge and coordinate initiatives.

The Scaling Up Adaptation project, implemented by OXFAM, supports rural communities in Zimbabwe to reduce their vulnerability and strengthen their livelihoods. Chimanimani District is one of the many vulnerable districts around Zimbabwe that have been impacted by both environmental degradation and climate change.

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ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS ARE BEING GIVEN LESS RECOGNITION IN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMMES THAN OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS IN ZIMBABWE.?

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