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Chatting a way forward towards a climate-resilient Water, Sanitation and Health (WASH) in East Africa

Between 4th and 6th September 2019, PACJA was represented in a regional workshop convened by WaterAid East Africa, whose aim was to build a common agenda on WASH advocacy amongst civil society networks for the achievement of SDG 6. Attended by WASH national CSO networks from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Ethiopia, together with non-WASH partners, (PACJA, FEMNET, and Jegnit) the workshop purposed to build a common agenda on WASH advocacy amongst civil society networks for the achievement of SDG 6.

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Enhancing Policy Change on Climate Change and Natural Resource Management project

This project seeks to address the gaps in the existing climate-related policies at the national and county. The project will advocate for the Ecosystem-Based Approaches to be used as the overall approach in national and county level policies and plans. The key policies that will be targeted in the policy advocacy are agriculture, the National Adaptation Plan, Energy and water polices. The project will target key policy makers at the national and county levels to achieve its policy advocacy agenda.

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PACJA explores more ways of implementing REDD+ activities

Why should the people in Bikodom District engage in REDD+ activities? How can the Bikodom populations and organizations engage in the fight against climate change and how can they get their benefits? How do we support the populations of Bikodom to become autonomous through IGAs? How do we even guarantee and ensure that their ancestral lands and endogenous knowledge will not be overused?

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THE PAN AFRICAN CIVIL SOCIETY FOREST CARBON PARTNERSHIP FACILITY (FCPF) CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAM (CBP) ON REDD+ PROJECT

PACJA is currently the Africa CSO Recipient Organization for phase two of the “Pan African Civil Society FCPF Capacity Building Program on REDD+ supported by the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility (FCPF). The project was set up to facilitate active engagement and participation of REDD+ relevant stakeholders, including southern civil society organizations (CSOs) and local communities (LC) from FCPF participating countries in Africa.

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Community resilience and climate change adaptation in semi-arid lands

Vulnerable communities in three drought-affected semi-arid counties (Embu, Tharaka Nithi and Kitui) are more resilient to the impact of shocks and stresses related to climate change outcome Vulnerable households in three drought-affected semi-arid Counties have improved levels of economic security Vulnerable households in three drought-affected semi-arid Counties have improved levels of food security Vulnerable communities in three drought-affected semi-arid Counties have improved capacity to protect and manage natural resources in a climate-sensitive manner Vulnerable communities in three drought-affected semi-arid Counties have improved capacity to plan for, respond to and cope with shocks and stresses related to climate change Key Links: Trocaire UK Aid

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Deepening African Civil Society Engagement in International Post- Paris Climate Change Dialogues and Response Strategies

This project aims to strengthen African civil society engagement in the implementation of the Paris Agreement through enhancing the capacity of national platforms, and particularly the 8 priority Chapters, to engage their governments in the implementation of the Paris Agreement and SDGs. It will also facilitate selected national chapters to participate and contribute to sub-regional, regional and international climate change dialogue processes with a view to holding governments to account on their commitment to NDCs and other provisions of Paris Agreement as well as strengthen the governance structure of PACJA and national chapters to effectively deliver their mandate. It also seeks to broaden citizen awareness on the Paris Agreement through robust media engagement.

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The Voice for Change Partnership Project (V4CP)

This V4CP project is designed and implemented under the premise that appropriate policies are a key component of stabilizing the livelihoods of pastoral systems especially those that are geared towards adapting to a changing climate. Policies should be well formulated and adaptive to the needs of pastoral communities, incorporating indigenous knowledge and recognizing the role of customary institutions. Supporting these is therefore paramount to achieve the ambition of the project.

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