This project seeks to develop and pilot a range of coping mechanisms for reducing the vulnerability of small-holder farmers and pastoralists in rural Zimbabwe to future climate shocks. Implementation Status The CEO approved this project in Dec 2006. Since then the UNDP Project Document has been created, approved by the Local Project Advisory Committee and the Delegation of Authority (DOA) has been issued. The DOA is currently in the process of being signed by the UNDP RR and Government Counterpart. It is anticipated that the inception meeting will be held by the 4th quarter of 2007 or as soon as the project team is hired and in place.
The proposed project supports regional efforts to define adaptation measures to meet the anticipated impacts from Climate Change in the Andean highlands and in prioritized Andean-origin river basins highly impacted by extreme weather events, identified in the national communications as highly vulnerable areas and selected for immediate attention, and to implement high priority adaptation activities.
Priority will be given to adaptation activities of common interest to participating countries in the highly vulnerable highland and in glacier dependent watersheds, an ecosystem that is shared by the participating countries. The project intends to learn and disseminate lessons of worldwide application on how to adapt to climate change with this ecosystem-wide approach.
#### Project Documents
* Endorsement Letter from Government
* Project Concept and PDF-B Document (Revised)
* Executive Summary (Revised)
* Project Document for WP (Revised)
* Request for CEO Endorsement