Let’s act together to negate climate change ”It’s on you as it is on me”
KEEPERS ZAMBIA FOUNDATION, MITETE AND LUKULU DISTRICTS STAKEHOLDERS MEET TO TAKE ACTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE
Climate change started like a mere story, however down the line it has proved beyond doubt that its real as the devastating effects are well seen by everyone. People of the two districts are vulnerable to floods, drought and prolonged extreme heat. Discussion with people in the early days showed that people of Mitete and Lukulu districts believed mostly the effect of climate was purely natural and that they couldn’t do anything on their own except the Creator (God).
Interesting they didn’t take time think of the role which them could have contributed towards climate change. All they knew as about their survival.
But now things have started changing with the coming in of pilot project on climate resilience (PPCR) along Barotse Sub-Basin funded by Government and World Bank. KZF is a contracted Climate Resilience Facilitator (CRAF) for both Mitete and Lukulu Districts to build capacity for the community members in adaptation. The communities are access grants to implement climate Change adaptation projects. For the period 2019, the two districts are expected to implement a minimum of 108 soft climate adaptive projects, 36 hard climate adaptive projects, develop 10 enterprise grants –working around value chain, form savings groups and also come up with 12 Champions in climate change adaptation activities.
The implementation of this programme is based on the following excerpt theory of Change