Durton Nanja (Zambian Met. Dept.), Self-Help Africa and local government travel to Northern Province (w/c 19/06/17) to evaluate the performance of climate risk adjusted cropping strategies, and the level of learning gained by smallholder farmers from the case study.
‘Climate change has been taken as a very technical subject but the facilitators have brought it to new levels of understanding through unpacking the terminologies and relating the climate screening to the strategy objectives’, Patricia Malasha, Irish Aid Social Protection Advisor.
‘Climate change was viewed as the business of the focal person but now a case has been made. We now understand that Advisors have a role to play in ensuring their respective sectors have integrated climate change’, Miyanda Kwambwa, Irish Aid Senior Education Advisor.
Ambassador Seamus O’Grady noted ‘Climate Change should be intentionally integrated into development programming’, during a recent Climate Change Risk Screening workshop held to support preparations for integration of climate change into Zambia’s new Mission Strategy.