biodiversity Climate change Persistent organic pollutants International waters Land degradation The GEF Small Grants Programme NAMIBIA Presented to UNDP Community-Based Adaptation Program CBA Mid-Course Conference By Ms Florence Aboas [email protected] or [email protected] GEF Small Grants Program on th 29 June 2009 NAMIBIA Climate Change Risk in Namibia • Population 1.8 million (~2 people per km2) ~70% of people depend on subsistence The farming focus of the CBA Namibia is driest country in sub-Sahara CPS Africa Climate Change Risk in Namibia Agriculture Energy Water Fisheries Coastal Zone Heath Biodiversity and Ecosystem Bush encroachment CCPS Focus of Namibia With emphasis on the impacts of climate Change on this Sectors Agriculture Sector Droughts Floods Local extinctions of vulnerable Species. Ecosystem, Biodiversity and Tourism Sectors Shift in distribution of dominate vegetation structure. Project Portfolio For Namibia CBA CCA stakeholders in Namibia Floods in the northern part of Namibia. Affects of the floods Hindrance to IOKE To site visits Site visit the communities. Late July 2009 Mahangu fields (millets). The MAO not singed due to the death of the Chairman of the Committee. Floods, effecting site visits. Climate change Adaptation Programme (CCA), via CPP ( Country Pilot). African Adaptation proposal AAP- Gov Japan. OIKE –SBA/SPA and Gov-Japan. All this under the governance of Namibian Climate Change Committee are aiming for integrated shaker holder participation with regard to CBA and CCA in Namibian. Omalundu Iimuna Kommitiye Elungameno (OIKE) The objective of the Project is to increase community-level capacity to be able to adapt to climate change through implementation of sustainable agriculture practices at four (4) farming communities in Onkani arid land and the surroundings. Formed by local farmers OIKE Project Period: 24 Months Start up date: April 2009 Total Project Cost: USD To inspire farmers for the well being of livestock, forestry and the entire environment USD 136,6999.37 Amount Requested In Kind:35,382.32 Contribution from other partners: USD USD 48,000 CBA Funded USD 50,00 Japanese Go CBA Projects under Development Introduction to Soil Improvement Techniques Project Background: Was presented on 18th June 2009 at the 25 National Steering Committee meeting in Namibia. This project was approved by the steering committee as for SGP CORE funding but is considered as a CBA project. • Project Goal: to introducing soil improvement techniques such as composting and green manure, conservation tillage, and drip irrigation from flood water dams • Location: Onyaanya Constituency, 35 km south of Ondangwa, in Oshikoto region. Total population: 20,536 persons (Female 11,513, Male 9,023). • Focal Area: Climate Change and Land Degradation • OP: Climate Change: OP 6, OP 15 Community Participation, existing volunteer organizations and voluntary mechanisms. City Of Windhoek Existing volunteer organization: City of Windhoek Sustainable Development Dept. Urban Planning Division Community Development Sector The Role of the Community Development Sector The Sector is one of the principle municipal partners in informal settlement upgrading and management. The sectors tasked is to coordinate, upgrade and development project. The sector facilitates community mobilization, liaising and networking and assists in community needs assessments and social impact studies. The sector has in place a public participation policy establish that would lead to self mobilization of communities. Community Participation and Voluntary Mechanisms The Community Development sector of the City of Windhoek focus on promoting a strong inter active relationship between the community and its stakeholders. Community involvement is based on a system of enablement. Communities take part is both formal and informal meetings ( consultation) and community surveys. The sector promotes volunteerism by employing internship students and attaching them with CBA projects within the sector that contributes to their Thesis and report writing. Questions that I would like to ask. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! With regard to the recent floods which took place 2008 and 2009 raining season the northern parts of Namibia, concerning the Environmental & Social and infrastructure affects of the floods. What CBA measures /strategies should be implemented to: Minimize the floods damage on crop production (millets/Mahangu fields) during floods? How can pursue linkages and collaboration with government and other UN funded Programmes?