To contribute to capacity building for integrating climate change adaptation into development policies, plans and projects.
The IAC project has the overall aim of contributing to a reduction in vulnerability to the impact of climate change in Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe. As a specific objective, the IAC project seeks to build capacity to integrate a response to the vulnerability to climate change in the process of defining and implementing policies and projects in Cape Verde, Mozambique and Sao Tome and Principe. From a general perspective, the trainees will learn what climate change is and how it links with the development of the country; where to find and how to use relevant climate information; how to think in systematic steps to define specific adaptation measures at national, sectoral, local and project level; how to set up institutional capacity to carry out a change process;
how to plan and support integration processes of adaptation to climate change in their institutions and design proposals for project idea notes based on identified priorities (two per country). Following the completion of the project, it is expected that those involved will have the capacity to integrate climate risk analysis into their activities and into the design and subsequent implementation of policies and projects, so that the development of their countries achieve a greater degree of resilience. It is also expected that these agents will be the catalysts of this attitude and philosophy in the agencies they represent.
The project started in October 2013 and will end in December 2016. It consists of four activities.